Did you know knitting can improve your mental and physical health?
Today we know that knitting is not only a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric, but also a craft that is highly beneficial to our well-being. Knitting not only brings you joy. With knitting, you can knit your worries away. This article will break your prejudices of knitting as an activity for grannies and teach you why you should consider start knitting right now or getting yourself a piece of a knitted garment, made with love, patience, and a lot of passion!
Knitting has many therapeutic elements especially because it occupies your brain. When we are experiencing stress-related situations, we constantly think about stressors blocking our ‘healthy’ thoughts and ideas to flow freely. Knitting helps to focus on the task in front of you rather than sinking in the deep holes of stress or swimming in the ocean of anxiety. For instance, in Mumami world, all the products are handmade by Bosnian women who are creating the unique and knitted (or crochet) pieces in their country.
Knitting is a tradition in Bosnia; many women-knitters are taught as young girls as it was passed from previous generations through their mothers and grandmothers. Bosnian women also use knitting as a stress relief. After the war, many Bosnian women lost their husbands, sons, and homes then struggled to make a living. That is when knitting became therapeutic for Bosnian women even before studies confirmed its benefits allowing them to forget the past.
You do not need to start learning knitting if you do not have the time but you can purchase someone else’s knitted product and support other people who are practicing this activity. By purchasing one of Mumami unique products, you will help Bosnian women to become independent and survive financially. Besides, you will have a one-of-a-kind piece of garment.
IMPROVES YOUR COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS
A dynamic activity such as knitting forces your brain to make each decision orchestrated and to visualize how your final product will look like. Your brain becomes stimulated over and over which strengthens your mind and slows down cognitive impairment and dementia. Knitting also improves your memory and concentration. Only consistent practice and dedication will help you to develop a skill. The trial-and-error aspect of knitting is a must and Bosnian women, for example, go through the knitting process over and over by transferring the traditional skills to younger generations.
TRAINS BODY AND MIND
Knitting does not require such speed or strength; you can work at your own pace. However, its rhythmic actions can help in the prevention of arthritis, tendinitis, and chronic pain. Knitting allows you to exercise the arms and hands without excessive force and that is why it can be done both by younger and older people.
Knitting is a great way to socialize with others and as well as yourself. By finding local groups to join, you are enriching yourself with new relationships. On top of that, you are gaining one new hobby.
KNITTING IS GREAT FOR YOU
All things considered, knitting is a hobby you can do anywhere, at any time; a workout for your brain and body. Nonetheless, many people do not have time to even start knitting.But, instead of knitting yourself a lovely, cozy sweater, you can let Mumami team do the work for you! Explore our colorful collection and gift yourself or your loved ones!