“Tara Jon Manning, author of Mindful Knitting and Compassionate Knitting, hosts weekend retreats to Vermont for “curious knitters.” Exploring the parallels between knitting and meditation is done through yoga, daily hikes, craft instruction, and other optional outdoor activities. “Yoga can offer a method for somatic integration of the Mindful Knitting experience, as well as ways to correct posture, integrate stretches, and bring energy and blood flow back to the body after a long period of sitting still. The focus on work on your needles, and the focus of your body holding an asana are of course very different, but each allows the practitioner to leave thoughts and distractions behind and focus on a specific object or action.” says Jon Manning. Whether you spend the weekend with Tara or relaxing in your own backyard, knitting can help still your mind and provide you with a unique memento of your own creation.”
Take a look: A Good Yarn By Victoria E
See the article in the September 2007 Issue or at Victoria’s Website. They only got my name wrong a little tiny bit.