In [the traditions of] China and Japan, calligraphy actively engages the mind, body, and spirit and (like yoga) is guided by rhythmic breathing. Throughout the breath, the calligrapher strives to achieve a balance of sei and bi -- of accuracy and beauty.
-- from Paperie: The Art of Writing and Wrapping with Paper by Kate's Paperie with Bo Niles
I've often mused that writing one's name, deliberately and thoughtfully, atop a page is a profound act. It claims and defines an identity. Perhaps that idea is a tiny breath of the same spirit as the quote above.