The Mindfulness in Knitting

Meditations on Craft and Calm

Author: Rachael Matthews

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782407588

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Anyone can pick up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. And everyone can be mindful. The Mindfulness in Knitting casts fresh light on this renowned calming craft, and reveals how the act of “knit and purl” can be the epitome of conscious living. Ethical textile artist Rachael Matthews unpicks the threads of this popular pastime to explore how knitting connects us to each other and to the world around us. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, she unravels the true value of what it means to craft, its therapeutic benefits, and the joys of mindful making.

Mindful Knitting

Inviting Contemplative Practice to the Craft

Author: Tara Jon Manning

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901123

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

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Mindful Knitting contains ten original and enjoyable knitting projects, each complemented by a meditation exercise. As knitters know the craft is much more than the finished project. By looking at the parallels between knitting and meditation—how simple repetitive actions can lead to a grater connection with the world—this knitting book shows you how to enrich your life by combining the two. Author Tara Jon Manning, a noted knitwear designer and practicing Buddhist, explores the spiritual rewards of knitting: Bring inner serenity to your knitting practice—and everyday activities Fully appreciate the objects you knit, making eah more significant and satisfying Connect to others by donating to charities, creating gifts, or knitting with a group. To help with with your knitting projects, Mindful knitting includes clearly written patterns, tips for intuitive knitting, and a helpful glossary of knitting techniques and resources. Whether you're an advanced or a beginning knitter or a new or seasoned meditator, this Buddhist knitting book will help you develop a renewed sense of self and an increased appreciation of the world around you.

The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Reflections for Zen Seekers

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 178240628X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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"Tessa Wardley is a keen and knowledgeable guide” - Times Literary Supplement The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.

Compassionate Knitting

Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our Hands

Author: Tara Jon Manning

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901239

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

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Compassionate Knitting: Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our Hands is a knitting book unlike any other. The 20 original-design projects included in this book range from small accessory items and gifts to wearable garments-all of which include personal ritual in their creation or use. Each project is inspired by an element of the world around us, based on a contemplative theme drawn from Shambhala Buddhism and Eastern arts or, in some cases, Western notions of the magical and mindful.

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina,Juliet Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118727975

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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Master your mind, manage stress and boost your productivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidance for employees at all levels of an organization who are seeking more focus and clarity in their work. It explains how mindfulness can help employers wishing to implement mindful practices into the workplace, and provides leaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they need to become more effective leaders and coaches. The audio download contains guided mindfulness exercises and meditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature of mindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improve working behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindful working patterns... with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your working day How organisations can benefit from implementing mindful approaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop their leadership qualities

Mindful Crochet

35 creative and colourful projects to help you be in the moment, relieve stress and manage pain

Author: Emma Leith

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 178249765X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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The 35 patterns in Mindful Crochet include specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture, which will help you relax, refocus and unwind. Anyone who’s ever tried to master a new stitch or work out which granny squares should go where on a blanket will appreciate how crochet can totally engage your attention and harness your creativity. Being “in the moment” is an essential part of following a pattern, keeping your yarn on the hook, counting stitches and remembering which colour to use next. Emma Leith shows how these qualities can become a form of mindfulness practice, bringing you peace, calm and a greater sense of well-being. There are projects you can make for yourself or your home, and others designed to be given as gifts. The satisfaction you’ll get from creating these lovely makes and seeing others appreciate them is another important way in which crochet can encourage a positive outlook and bring happiness.

Knit Yourself Clean

Author: Lynne Rowe,Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214939

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 112

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"Rowe covers ... essential techniques, ... [and] projects that have been specifically designed for mindfulness. The projects themselves are split into five sections: Quick and Easy, Portable, Group, Big, and New Skills. Within these sections, you can choose to make things such as a wash cloth, a hat, a blanket, a shawl and an evening bag, amongst others"--Amazon.com.

The Mindful Lifestyle

Author: Gary Green

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 163135700X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 60

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The self-help and inspirational book The Mindful Lifestyle describes mindfulness practices in detail, with the idea that everyone can benefit by learning and practicing mindfulness meditation. Many examples and exercises are provided. While it is a small and concise book, it covers all aspects of mindfulness in an easy to understand way, and suggests that meditation can be more than a practice one does a few minutes a day. It can be a lifestyle choice.

Mindful Parenting

Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World

Author: Kristen Race, PhD

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250020328

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today's busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress." Research has shown that mindfulness practices stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly—the very behavior we are hoping our children will display. Dr. Race provides: An explanation of the way the brain works and why parents and kids today are more stressed, anxious, and angry than ever before Practical solutions to the problem: Things parents can do to change brain patterns and create a more relaxed and happier home "Brain Coolers": Quick tips that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness (such as "The Three Breath Hug") Mindful Parenting understands the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often-frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy-to-implement solutions, both for parents and their children, to help them manage stress, create peace, and live happier lives. "This book is a must-read for all parents of our generation.” --Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

Crochet Therapy

20 Mindful Projects for Relaxation and Reflection

Author: Betsan Corkhill

Publisher: Apple Press

ISBN: 9781845436421

Category:

Page: 144

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Crochet Therapy is a unique and accessible craft book designed to combine the art of crochet with practical mindfulness techniques to bring moments of calm to your everyday life. The rhythmic skills and colorful repeating patterns created by crochet help to both relax you and encourage greater focus on the present—a vital element of mindfulness theory, which improves mental wellbeing. Patterns include beautiful crocheted mandalas with zen-like circular designs as well as other simple motifs designed to help engage you in a series of meditative exercises. Alongside these patterns are further mindfulness activities, designed to compliment the therapeutic effect of crocheting and boost your health and well-being. With the help of this book, crocheting can become an effective tool to manage stress on a daily basis, whilst also allowing you to impress family and friends with your creations.
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