Although all art can be considered an act of self-expression, meditative art is done specifically while in a meditative state. In our center, we achieve this by creating an environment that is conducive to meditation by providing quiet and comfortable surroundings, music designed to invoke feelings of love and peace, and focusing on different types of meditations for each session.
In addition, we use Zentangle® inspired techniques in our work. It has been shown that drawing repetitive patterns (“tangles”) can create the same brain-wave frequencies as with traditional meditation.
Research on the health benefits of meditation shows that achieving this state for at least 20 minutes once daily can alleviate many chronic health conditions as well as improving mental and emotional health! This can be effective for people of any age and ability. If you can draw a straight-ish line, a curvy line, and make dots or small circles, you can create something beautiful from your meditation!