Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hooking as meditation

Last weekend I spent two eight hour days hooking at the fair.
This is the most that I’ve hooked in a LONG time.

I woke up the next day feeling refreshed and like all was right and balanced in my world.

Perhaps it’s the hooking?

The space clearing I did a few days ago?

The exercise and yoga?

The eating better? Okay, well that was thrown out the window that weekend while I was at the fair……
slaw dog
cheesecake wontons (2) I shared the other 3
fish taco
jerk burrito
giant pork tenderloin sandwich
This week however, I’ve been back on track with the healthier eating. I told you yesterday, I am far from perfect in that category :))
I really don’t know anything about meditation, so I decided this morning that I would do a little research…..
Meditation: What it is !!!
An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.
~from Health and Yoga~
So I guess the answer is yes….hooking can be a form of meditation.

If you feel the same way, feel free to steal this little banner and use it on your blog.


  1. I freaking love that rug! Have you ever seen the documentary "Rivers and Tides?" I think you would enjoy it based on the "balance" photo you posted. Karmen

  2. Great progress on the rug. It is looking wonderful. Hooking is a great form of meditation. If I have been too busy to hook for several days in a row, I feel out of sorts. The motion of pulling the strips for awhile puts me back to balance.

  3. Sounds like the perfect mix of the good and bad to me. I also think the colours in the rug are extremely calming. It is incredible - can't wait to see it done. It looks VERY long - where is it going?

  4. Rug hooking can most certainly be a form of meditation. Anything that can focus you in the present moment without judgement if meditation. I've been practicing mindfulness meiditation for a while to help a chronic pain issue. Not only is it helpful for that issue, it helps with all areas of my life. How wonderful that you have allowed your hooking to become that in your life.

  5. Amen to hooking and meditation! I think the fair food sounded great! It's all about balance!
    I think I will grab that neat little banner for my blog!
    Thanks Tammy!
    Cathy G

  6. I love your rug!! Can't wait to see it as it progresses! I agree, rug hooking is so relaxing. I find it and knitting is good for the soul!

  7. Tammy ~
    Your rug is coming along great! I just can't comprehend hooking something that large. You go, girl :)
    Pug hugs :)

  8. Wendie,
    The rug is 8 foot long....I was making it to go in the utility room, but now Kenny thinks it will get too much traffic and perhaps it will go in the drawing room....we'll find out when it's done I suppose.
    Cathy, Glad you grabbed the banner for your blog!
    Everyone else, thanks for leaving your let's me know SOMEONE is out there reading :)