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The Health Benefits of Knitting

Let’s face it, we are all can have stressful lives. Most of us juggle pressures at work and are busy with family life at home too!

Important as these tasks are, it is also very important to take care of yourself.
Where and when do you relax? Do you have dedicated times for your self-care?

Today we would like to talk about all the health benefits of knitting and trust us, there are many! Picking up your knitting needles is a great start! Without further ado, let’s jump into some knitting and meditation.

Knitting for Stress Relief

Do you know that feeling...? When you have finally gotten home after a rushed day and all you want to do is sit down and relax with your knitting needles?

The Health Benefits of Knitting

For some of you this might be hard, as winding down for the evening can be stressful. After a full day on your feet, you might feel like you have to do something... That’s where knitting comes in!

Keeping the hands busy will enable you to relax and calm down. The repetitive movement of your hands and the knitting needles will give you the feeling that you are still active and productive, but your thoughts will be able to drift away.

This is a similar state to meditation and mindfulness... It’s like a mini mindful knitting retreat.

Knitting Can Help Kids to Read and Write

The Waldorfschool teaches young children how to knit. And that’s for a very good reason!

Knitting requires concentration and patience, something that is vital when it comes to learning how to read and write.

Knitting also requires a good eye, hand, and brain coordination, which is required when writing. The hand eye coordination, small motor skills and spatial oriented thinking are great skills learned in handicrafts. These skills are easily transferrable to other parts in the development of young children... So it isn’t just about manipulating knitting needles.

Knitting - Dementia and Alzheimers

The Health Benefits of Knitting

We’ve all heard the common misconception that “Knitting is only for grandmothers.”
That’s not really true. Knitting is great for any age group.

Elderly people will experience great benefits from knitting. Knitting keeps the mind active, it can also help to slow down cognitive decline in cases such as Dementia and Alzheimer.

The hand-eye coordination helps to build up neural networks which can serve as a neuroprotective reserve against Alzheimer’s.

Conclusion

The health benefits of knitting are numerous and there are many more!

If you are already a knitter you will know that great feeling of mindful knitting that you get when you pick up your knitting needles.

Make sure to enjoy the process and relax while you enjoy this beautiful hobby. You will be able to implement knitting and meditation in your everyday life.

If you want to find out more about our Mindful knitting needle collection, make sure to visit our website. Whether you are after a full set of beautiful needles or a small accessory that reminds you to slow down, we’ve got you covered.

 

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