According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Calligraphy is not about writing on a sheet of paper. The handwriting requires the involvement of body posture and mind. Keeping the posture right i.e. keeping the head straight, keeping shoulders relaxed with a back upright position. The force from the body is gradually transferred to shoulders, hands, and finally to the brush. According to the meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the strokes of the brush reaches the acupoint “zusalni” which is one of the techniques used in acupuncture.
Stages of health in Chinese calligraphy
- Stage 1: This is the preparatory stage which lets the person prepare like washing the brush and grinding the ink. This stage relaxes the body
- Stage 2: Keeping the energy focused along with the movement of hand helps in bringing out the best mental image on the paper
- Stage 3: The substantial stage where the body and hand are in line with movements where the energy flow is at maximum from the hand to the brush
- Stage 4: Post the above stages the joy of good work brings relaxation to the mind, gives satisfaction with own work done and gives a sense of purification of thoughts