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Knitting – zen

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Knitting has a very meditative quality about it.
The rhythm of breathing that one uses in yoga can be applied to knitting. I’ve tried to make it an innate part of my knitting so that I can reap the benefits of this type of breathing. Taking in oxygen, lowering your heart rate, calming your mind and meditating on the act of knitting. The effort of each stitch and purl, each loop on the bamboo needle, the yarn moving back and forth, all to create a hand-knit item often intended for someone else.

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