Spiral Drawing Meditation
Align body, mind, and breath for a beautifully restful experience
About this creative exercise
This creative exercise aligns body, mind, and breath for a beautifully restful experience.
Use it as a warm-up exercise before any deep work or creative practice such as writing.
It's also a great standalone mindfulness exercise to doodle if you feel overwhelmed.
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can focus.
Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself and relax.
Start drawing a spiral in the centre of the paper using a continuous gentle line.
As you expand the spiral, focus your attention on the movement of your hand and the flow of the line.
If your mind wanders, gently bring your attention back to the drawing.
Continue to expand the spiral until you’re satisfied or reach the paper’s edge.
Take a moment to observe your artwork and reflect on this simple mindful moment.
Go back to your work feeling refreshed!
Watch Lynda demonstrate the exercise and start your journey towards a centred mind and body.
“Get the lines as close together as possible without letting them touch. If they touch, you get electrocuted!”
~ Lynda Barry, brilliant cartoonist and teacher
Reflection & Inquiry?
What did you notice while drawing? Did you find it hard to move your hand in time with your breath?
What happens to your drawing when you deliberately change your breathing?
Did your mind wander or did you concentrate for the full 5 minutes or allocation of time?
What overall effect did breathing and drawing have on your body?