Mindful Knitting

What do knitting and yoga have in common? A whole lot more than you might think. 🙂

On today’s podcast list was the most recent episode of   “Cast On” by Brenda Dayne.  Brenda recently spent some time (captured in this podcast) with Tara Jon Manning, author of Mindful Knitting talking about the importance of meditation, breath and finding a little time every day to connect back with yourself.   For some this will be through yoga, or knitting, or gardening, or taking a walk, or anything that allows them to take a break, breathe deep and relax.

What I liked most about this podcast and the concept of doing something gentle for yourself is how it translates into greater compassion for the external world.  It also takes a certain amount of discipline and self-accountability to do this every day.  Not like a “beat yourself up because you missed a day” kind of discipline, but just enough to make you feel that much better when you set aside the time to do it.

In times like these, we all could do with a little more accountability and a lot more compassion.

What do you like to do during your day to connect back to yourself?

Why are you waiting to start?

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2 responses to “Mindful Knitting

  1. Funny how I can turn everything that connects me into a daily responsibility instead of an act of compassion toward myself. FYI, I love knitting and yoga!

    • I fall into the same habit: responsibility vs compassion. Somedays it’s an argument with myself about whether I do yoga because I feel like I should or because it feels good? (Most of the time “because it feels good” wins the day. But not always 🙂 ).

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