Tara Jon Manning í 4 reviewY pleasing as well as enjoyable and practical Author Tara Jon Manning grew up in Boulder Colorado as a student of the dharma the teachings of the Buddha and she is also a lifelong knitter She begins with some simple instructions on basic meditation then shares some thoughts about how knitting can be a meditative act simply by the knitter becoming aware of the process Being in the moment is related to process Knitting provides its practitioners with a uniue vehicle Fancy Strut for engaging in process toocus on what is happening now stitch by stitch without being edgy about getting it done 19 Among her thoughts on meditation and knitting Manning provides several uncomplicated projects most of which are easy enough Northern California: A History and Guide - From Napa to Eureka for beginners pot holders scarves an afghan sweater a baby layette She urges readersknitters to keep adding to their tool boxes sophisticated tools and skills or simply to make wee little hatsor new babies at the hospital if that is all one wishes Unbreathed Memories for the rest of one s knitting career In any case this book has a gentle inspirationaleel to it As an aside I was impressed recently with an article I read that said according to the American Geriatric Association There Is 60 Percent there is 60 percent dementia among people over age 65 who knit Pretty cool I ound this to be similar to The Knitting Way but succinct weighing in at only 136 pages Tara Jon Manning explores how knitting can help one practice the buddhist meditative approach known as mindfulness This makes perfect sense considering the uiet contemplative nature of
The Activity This Booksactivity This books light on why so many knitters describe knitting as a soothing comforting pastime More discussion on how a state of mindfulness relates to creativity would be interesting I thought this would have I like the meditationmindfulness tips I get why there are patterns in the book but I had no interest in them so I just kind of skimmed the book I will give mindful knitting a try in practice because I know I could benefit rom it I m such an anxious person. Ties Ten original and enjoyable knitting projects each complemented by a meditation exercis.
knitting and mindfulness meditation Both have been important or me and this was the A Sally Lockhart Mystery 2 first knitting book I veound that explores the meditative uality of handwork with the kind of depth this one does I loved all the patterns included too I Love My Dad for their simple elegance and usefulness I m lookingorward to enjoying this lovely volume All about Us further as I make up some of these projects myself NotesCommonalities between practicing mindfulness and actions of knitting both reuire light attention to the environment both allow the mind to rest both have a natural object ofocus that contributes a rhythmic uality to the experienceMindfulness simply means engaging in what is happening rom moment to moment allowing ourselves to be aware of what is occurring in our minds and in our surroundings without judgement or interpretation simply as an onlooker Mindful activities provide the circumstances or our minds to rest in the present avoid thinkinginstinctively use the sounds around you the Noni Speaks Up feeling of the yarn the way the chair you are sitting ineels to bring you back to what is literally at hand the warrior s gentle heartheart of generosity is considered the warriors heart at odds with western notions of warriorshear that opens and expands connects us with joy and suffering these elements combine to allow us to Handbags and Gladrags feel true compassionnatural tendency may be to close up this kind of heart challenge is working directly with that which our minds might deem undesirable or painful the warriorinds bravery in his or her direct relationship with what is happening As one who enjoys needlework as well as the philosophy of mindful meditation I An Egg-cellent Easter! (Barbie) felt I was a naturalor this book and I ound it visuall. Itual rewards of Kitting Bring inner serenity to your knitting practice and everyday activi. Lovely idea Has mediation practices and knitting patterns I got this as a Wish Upon a Wedding freebierom my yarn store Although the parts about Shambhala meditation were similar to those I VE READ OF PEMA CHODRON ve read of Pema Chodron indeed the author cites Chodron as a reference and the knitting patterns look enticing enough or me to try to knit I just wasn t ully convinced of melding The Two Together After Reading This Book Certainly Knitting Has two together after reading this book Certainly knitting has possibilities of being contemplative and meditative if you re able to stay in the moment but I didn t ind this book to say anything new or enlightening I Richard Nixon: The Life found Zen and the Art of Knitting to be inspirationalI m going to keep this book to try some of the patterns though Simple no stress projects to keep the hands moving and may your thoughtsollow As I m not part of this culture the whole mindful lingo I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! feelsorced to my ears or eyes rather Okay my being I thoroughly agree that the peaceful repetition of stitches invites meditation and all good things so I don t know what I expected in the reading Easy suggestions or meditative practice while knitting Good projects that build skills as you progress through the book Plan to buy this one or my library This was a very helpful book Work is currently very very hectic busy disorganized and hard to keep up with how do you really Puppet Master feel you might ask One escape that helps me escape is knitting and this very simple step by step book has really helped Written in 2 parts theirst of which captures the essence of the practice of mindful knitting Chapter 1 describes basic steps to mindfulness meditation Chapter 2 discusses knitting as medication then the subseuent chapters expand Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners from simply knitting to simple pleasures connecting to the world and onward and upward as one starts with the simplest of knitting projects a garter stitch scarf to a set of wash clothes of a variety of stitches and textures to blankets and baby garments I ve gone beyond applying the techniues to knitting and am now being mindful while I m running. Author Tara Jon Manning a noted knitwear designer and practicing Buddhist explores the spir.YEARSHAND KNITTING AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION BOTH HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT
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