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Enso Calligraphy & Qi Circles
One stroke Enso Circle (AKA Zen Circle), represents one follows one's heart to enlightenment through each present moment in life. It is a minimalist Japanese symbol that features a simple, circular shape that is not filled in, the empty space symbolizes the infinite potentiality that's not locked(see the opening) but connected from inner to outer with limitless wisdom.
Come join Lorelei and experience this simplicity moment of connection of the breath, movement and brush stroke. Lorelei is excited to share with you this first-ever-taught Qi Circles routine that she created based on the inspiration of the Enso calligraphy.
Supplies needed if you plan to paint with me. However, calligraphy brush and ink are optional for this workshop. By painting it with me, it gives you more layered experiences, plus it's super fun.
1.Calligraphy brush (small or medium size). You might purchase on amazon. I also have some high quality brushes I brought back from China if you like to purchase. It's anywhere from $15 to $25.
2. Sumi ink. You can get from amazon. Please see the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Yasutomo-KY2-Sumi-Ink-Black/dp/B000AMPD5A/ref=sr_1_9?crid=PS5GQ72YEOSC&dchild=1&keywords=sumi+ink&qid=1617911504&sprefix=sumi+ink%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-9
3.container. Any kind of container would work.
4. Regular copy paper of sketch paper
5. Something underneath the paper so the ink won't go through. Felt works the best.
What you will learn:
-A brief history of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy
-How to paint Enso calligraphy
-Dantian circles Qigong
-Chan Si Gong, silk reeling Qigong
-A short meditative Qigong routine inspired by the Enso calligraphy