See How Yarn Contributes to Being Alive, Our Well-Being & Happiness
I am so thrilled to share a marvelous video I came across sharing fascinating and life saving benefits of engaging with one’s needle. The video, Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time, provided by the Craft Yarn Council offers excellent insight in a marvelously produced work, with great music, research and testimony. You’ll hear how crochet and knitting has works to transform lives. You’ll amazingly discover:
- How the repetitive motion crochet and knitting contributes to deepening our relationship with our minds
- How it contributes to a heightened meditative state for addressing problems and finding solutions
- The awesome social benefits of gathering in circles
- The proven studies showing how it reduces stress, blood pressure levels, depression and eases chronic pains
- It’s positive impact on children, teens, the elderly, the chronically ill and others
The video shares so much more, too. Working with yarn to create, helps to free our minds and place us in a zone that’s therapeutic and nurtures our hearts, mind and soul.
The Power of Crochet & Knitting Circles
In our technology driven age where we are so engaged with computers, our smartphones and other tech gadgets, it takes away from our humanness. We are drawn from what it means to be alive. We must mindfully balance our interaction with such so as to nurture the core of who we are. Socially, gathering in with others, in circles of common ground, enriches our spirits. And, that’s why I love being an impetus of the call to gather, like that of those of the elders who innately knew how the energy of healing works especially while in circle, connecting with others.
I absolutely love the way the power of needlework is described in the video by Carrie Barron, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She says:
“If we deaden our senses, if we do not engage in activities that brings our senses to the surface, there is an insidious type of collapse within…and we loose the best part of being alive…of being human…Yarn Matters!”
Yarn definitely matters in my life. It helps to bring people together to create, connect and chat at an authentic levels, to share and thrive. When we connect through mindful dialogue, focused conversation…ahh the possibilities are limitless.
Do enjoy and share the news with those in your circle today:
Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time
It truly is all about Yarn, Chat & Possibilities!
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. What do you think?
~ Alicia ~
Image Source: http://candobooksaustralia.blogspot.com/2012/12/knitting-in-circles-getting-somewhere.html