November 12, 2019

Pranayama (breathing practices) are great ways to calm the nerves, quiet the mind, and reset the nervous system. When knitting we can get caught up in when we will finish a project, or knitting too tight because a pattern is complicated. No matter the reason you find yourself slipping from a place o...

September 2, 2019

Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or Prosecco, a pen, and piece of paper, and maybe a post it note. Once you have your supplies you are ready to go. Here are the 9 steps we follow when starting a new knitting project from cast on to bind off.

1. Take a deep belly breath and smile - This is the first st...

December 15, 2018

Knitting is like yoga, a mindful exploration of the self. How you are on your yoga mat is how you are with your knitting and in your daily life. If you can't have your yoga mat askew, you may see that same tendency popping up in your craft. I oscillate between the desire to knit by the seat of my pa...

August 3, 2018

I was in yoga class the other day and we were playing around with this pose called Fallen Angel. It is an arm balance that starts in side crow, and then you move into this contorted position where your legs are pointing up towards the ceiling and your face is inches from the floor. By getting into t...

April 17, 2017

Knitting as much as I do can cause pain and inflammation from all the repetitive movements. Compound that with all those chaturangas I'm doing during yoga class and you have a recipe for wrist injury! A couple years ago I started experiencing sharp pains in my wrists whenever I put any amount of wei...

August 31, 2016

As knitters, we understand the importance of keeping our hands healthy so we can knit non-stop. When a tiny pain pops up we make sure to rest, and care for our hands and wrists so we don't cause lasting damage. Even the smallest repetitive movements made while knitting, texting, or typing on a compu...

May 4, 2016

Knitting may seem like a low impact activity, but the repetitive motions can sometimes cause stiffness in your shoulders and hips. Taking breaks every twenty minutes by stretching or standing can help release tension that is building up.

We love taking a break and standing in tree pose. This is a gre...

February 13, 2016

No matter if you are spending hours at your computer or clicking away with your knitting needles taking mini-breaks are important to keep you in the present moment. Sitting for extended periods of time can wreack havoc on your body. Your hips tighten, posture slumps, and your joints stiffen. It does...

February 6, 2016

When is the last time you shut off your phone, stepped away from your electronics or just didn’t say anything for a few hours? I’ve been finding myself drained lately and I have found what revives me the most is quiet time. Time where I’m not reading, not knitting, not doing anything and not saying...

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