Beneficial Effects of Tao Calligraphy Movement
The meditative state created when practicing Calligraphy Movement helps to explain its broad benefits. When you meditate, your brain cells develop new connections. The brain’s physical structure actually changes, resulting in better cognitive skills, such as learning and memory. The longer you practice meditation, the more enduring the changes. Using brain-imaging technology, scientists have found that the act of meditating also engages the frontal lobe connections that directly influence the brain’s limbic system, which controls emotions.
These changes in brain activity and, over time, even brain structure enable you to better manage and handle negative emotions such as:
The first study to show these alterations was published in the “NeuroReport” journal in 2005. Researchers used MRI scans to compare the brains of long-time meditators, who had practiced an average of nine years, to those of people who did not engage in meditation. The findings showed that people who meditated had a thicker cerebral cortex -- the area of the brain responsible for information processing -- and were able to better handle negative emotions than those who did not meditate.