When Crochet Met MeditationBy A Guest Writer – 6 Comments
A Guest Post by Tameko.
Crochet came into my life in 2008. While I have always been around ladies who enjoyed the art of crochet throughout my entire life, I did not start working with crochet until much later in life. One of the things I realized while working on a pattern is that the activity itself is very calming and ushers in much needed meditation time.
As a Holistic Health Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher, I have come to understand and appreciate the body/mind/spirit connection and how important it is to cultivate a more healthy relationship of the three. Through divine intervention, I found out that the art of crochet can assist in the cultivation of this much needed balance.
Every time I begin to chain for a pattern, I am clearing my mind for the purpose of focusing on the instructions so I can complete the project accurately. I keep my focus completely on the pattern. Oddly enough, even if I’m in front of the television trying to figure out who’s going to be voted off of American Idol or The X Factor, the simplicity and complexity of the stitches and pattern calls my attention back each time.
Once I’ve gotten a pattern memorized, then from that point, I can stitch without interrupting myself. I find my mind is more relaxed. I am not worried about any issues or problems from everyday life. I let all that go. I am completely engrossed in my crochet project.
This inspired me to create a meditation shawl pattern. So for anyone who loves big crochet projects or if you’re just a meditation enthusiast, this is a great pattern for you.