From Yarn to the Mat: Combining Crochet & YogaBy Tameko Barnette – 13 Comments
Crochet and yoga is not such an unlikely pair. I have realized throughout my time as a crocheter and as a yogini that there are many fun crochet projects that can be enjoyed by a yoga practitioner.
Yoga is about meditation. Crochet as an activity is very meditative. So in that way particular the two come together nicely. Just the act of allowing yourself to be in the moment of your crochet projects is like yoga. You learn how to surrender to the process of creating the project from an idea or pattern to a tangible item.
Here are a few other ways to bring crochet and yoga together:
1. Yoga Mat Bags. There are many patterns available for yoga mat bags. They are great for toting your yoga mat from car to class and back home. So give that a try.
2. Afghans. You can use an afghan as a covering for your body while practicing the Corpse pose in yoga. The Corpse pose is when you are simply lying down on the floor, relaxing, and allowing your body to rest after your practice. Some yoga teachers recommend using something to cover the body to keep you at a comfortable temperature while in this pose.
3. Create Your Own Yoga Mat. I got this idea a few weeks ago and I am currently working on a pattern for a yoga mat, which I will share in a future post. In the meantime, you can look this up online and I’m sure you’ll find a pattern or you can create your own.
I hope you have found these ideas inspirational for crochet and your yoga practice.
Do you have yoga-inspired crochet idea? Please share your thoughts.