The term "mandala" comes from the sanskrit meaning point, centre, holy, ritual, or enchanted circle. Among other things, the circular shape symbolizes the endlessness of life, unity, tranquillity, wholeness, and harmony, but also community, collaboration, interconnection, ensemble, perfection, and beauty. The centre of the mandala conceals a unique force that we can use even now, in combination with shapes and colours contained in the mandala.

Every mandala affects each of us differently. For instance, it may awaken our emotions, support necessary activity, or, conversely, calm wild reactions, affect our well-being, affect our overall mood, change the amount and quality of our vital energy, awaken optimism, and replenish life force.