View Full Version : Chinese Calligraphy as a meditation/qigong

03-25-2002, 11:02 PM
I have just started a course on Chinese Calligraphy and can see the powerfull meditation that it can be.
I am very much enjoying it.So much that I can see myself doing this stuff in my spare time for relaxation.Although for a non artistic type like myself it will take a while.
Anybody with any experiences about calligraphy as meditation who would like to share there thoughts?Does anyone have this form of Qigong intergated in your MA?

03-26-2002, 02:48 AM
Anybody out there practising this or has this intergarated into their MA?
I recently started learning,and can see how it can be a powerful meditation.
Any experiences comments?

03-26-2002, 04:49 AM
This is slightly OT but interesting nonetheless:
There was actually a study that seemed to confirm that writing Chinese/Japanese characters helped westerners reduce stress and tension. Interestingly writing Roman letters had a similar effect on Chinese and Japanese people.

Ray Pina
03-26-2002, 08:47 AM
I would like to learn as well. I want to learn to speak the laguage and think this would be a nice compliment to learn the writing as well as a beautiful art form.

"I never knew my name looked so much like the word sword."

Had to quote the movie.

03-26-2002, 10:12 PM
Hey there Anton,nice post
I find the concentration required is close to some forms of raja yoga I have tried.

03-27-2002, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by Ka
Hey there Anton,nice post
I find the concentration required is close to some forms of raja yoga I have tried.

I am interested in learning/practicing some raja yoga. How did you learn, did you learn from a book or were you lucky enough to find someone to teach you? Any other tips I should be aware of?

04-01-2002, 09:57 AM
There is an article on our site www.rovere.com. (Look under the articles section as I can't remember the exact link. It was originally published in Inside Kung Fu mag. in 1996.)

Its an interview/account of a women calligrapher I met in China -- who talks about the very thing you are discussing.

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