Zentangle

Just came across this interesting terminology while doing my research on Art and it’s impact on our brain. Well, to tell you the truth, I have been quite obsessed with this topic lately…

Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow.

zentagleAs kids, as teenagers and also as adults we sometimes doodle, aimlessly, sometimes to while away time, and some times just for the sake of doodling…maybe we can’t think of anything better to do. For whatever reason we do it, our brain seems to ‘like’ it and enjoy it. It feels like we have entered the state of flow.

A research proves that people who doodle retain 29% more information than those who don’t!!

To start with, you can take up an alphabet or any simple shape. Your kids will enjoy it too, it’s like decorating their initials :)

Try your hand at it, you may or may not find your ‘flow’. But there is a chance and a strong one I must say that you might feel good and relaxed…

Feel free to share your zentangles with us.

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