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Calligraphy- Visual Art Form: The Cure For Mind, Body and Soul.

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

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Let's talk about how Mindful Calligraphy can help us find calm and peace in life.

And we're not just talking theory here: because of our brain's structure and neuroplasticity, the changes in neural pathways only get better the more we practice Calligraphy, the visual art form over time.

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We often think of meditative practices as a way to get rid of stress, and while it does do this, not many people know that it can also improve brain plasticity.

In this blog we will explore how Mindful Calligraphy can help our brain to calm down and increase neuroplasticity.

Mindfulness meditations are more about being aware of your body and surroundings. This type of practice is great for people who have difficulty to quiet their mind and connect to the present moment.

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Writing letters takes patience. In a world of constant movement and distraction, it is no wonder that we often rush through hand writing. Calligraphy- visual art form must be done with patience and faith with no rush.

When you slow down and take the time to enjoy the process of writing letters, you will be able to create more thoughtful words and sentences that capture your true thoughts and feelings. And like other experiences which helps us feel good about ourselves; the practice of Hand writing or Calligraphy is very rewarding.

Our brain forms new neural pathways of feel good emotions, while doing meditative kind of practice like Calligraphy. When we are calm, relaxed and focused on Calligraphy writing; we are directing our brain to create happy, and lasting changes in our brain's neural pathways.

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How Meditative/ Mindful Calligraphy boosts cognitive function by promoting Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Researchers have found that meditation sparks neuroplasticity which in turn increases the production of BDNF (brain derived neurotropic factor). BDNF promotes the growth of new neurons and synapses, and enhances cognitive performance.

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a protein that is essential for long-term memory, learning, and cognitive performance. BDNF promotes the growth of new neurons and synapses in the brain. In addition, it also enhances cognition by activating brain cells to communicate with one another through synapses.

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The benefits of meditation tend to be overlooked due to people thinking that it is a passive activity or that it won't work for them. What they don't realize is that because meditation isn't active like working out, your whole body benefits from moments of deeply felt connection to our spiritual self.

New neural pathways are formed in our brains when we practice Mindful Calligraphy, promoting the growth of new neurons, and enhancing cognitive performance.

Read my previous blog about how Calligraphy can help you connect to the present moment.

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