Welcome to Episode: Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing): An Ancient Healing Technique supported by Modern Breathing
Brainy Thing: 18:27 Redwood Curtain: 33:43
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting (and Luceting):
Ta Dah! Catherine finished her Garden Arbor Shawl by Kira K Designs, a kit she got from The Natural Fiber Fair in 2015. The yarn is the Sky colorway in Bamboo from Be Sweet Yarns.
Margaret made a lucet bracelet that was a modification of the pattern that Jennifer Hansen, from Stitch Diva offered as a bonus after completing her free 7-Day Lucet Challenge. https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/38006. She used Magnetic clasps. She also tested out the KonMari method http://tidyingup.com/ of organizing all her knitting, crocheting and lucet supplies.
Brainy Thing: Shinrin Yoku (Forest Breathing)
Catherine introduces us to Shinrin Yoku the Japanese codification of a worldwide ancient custom of Forest Breathing. The phenomenon of the healing from forest is getting a lot of research interest and an American study shows that walks in nature can help children with ADD and ADHD. Some resources:
The Little Handbook of shinrin yoku http://www.shinrin-yoku.org/
The Association of Forest Therapy: http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/
On ADD and ADHD: Andrea Faber Taylor and Frances E. Kuo http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1448497/
Behind the Redwood Curtain:
Breaking news (at least relatively from us) — Redwood trees are best at fixing oxygen– converting Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen in the process of photosynthesis therefore they can be helpful resources in battling Global Warming.
Teaching Your Brain to Knit Podcast: https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/
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