Category Archives: Beginner Poi Tutorial

Circles in Flow Arts

The Sacredness of One – The Single Circle When we look at sacred geometry, all patterns begin with the formulation if the singular circle. From there, more circles are born, branching out into infinity. Straight lines and perfect geometrical shapes can also be found within the patterns formed from circles. From there, we can even […]

Poi Swivels – Review and Pro’s/Cons!

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Poi Swivels – An Analysis. Let’s talk about the ball bearing poi swivels on the handles of poi. As well as their functionality as it relates to different tricks. So I felt it would be good to offer you a more clear perspective on my experiences. With this small but significant piece of hardware for […]

Health Benefits of Spinning Poi: Part 2

Health Benefits of Spinning Poi: Part 2 – Poi Heath Benefits In this second part we’ll focus on the research that proves the poi health benefits empirically. Dr. Riegle van West’s study focused on senior citizens and was an overall success. “Dr. Reigle van West conducted trials at two aged care facilities in New Zealand. […]

Everything is a Flow Arts Prop

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We have seen flow arts get a bad rap from people who are perhaps overly involved in an adult world and see poi, hoops, staff, or any kind of object around their bodies as play and not appreciating to ones life, career and/or society. I invest myself into flow arts because I see and know […]

To Spin Fire Poi – The Experience!

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What it’s Like to Spin Fire Poi Once you’ve had enough practice with your poi, you may be ready to spin fire poi. By enough practice I mean you’ve mastered a few moves so well that you can do them with both hands, in both directions, and by feel with your eyes closed. You may […]

Poi Move Names – Tech Poi vs Common Names

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Poi Move Names – Proper vs Improper Names It has come up a number of times lately that as we continue to grow our professionalism in flow arts, so must the accuracy continue to grow in refining the words we use to describe the poi moves we are presenting.    This can get very tech-nical, […]

An Extension of Yourself – Part 2 – Poi Spinning and Beyond

So you have your prop, and it is clearly a prop and not an extension of your arm; the poi is something dead, and your arm is something living, therefore the two are clearly on separate ends of the spectrum…   Being One with your Prop   Though have you ever seen someone who was […]

An Extension of Yourself – Part 1 – Poi Spinning and Beyond

To the untrained eye, flow arts could easily be mistaken for “prop spinning”, because clearly that is what we are doing! Some flow artist make it look so easy; effortless even. People get inspired by this, pick up a pair of sock poi and start spinning it. Ninety-nine percent of the time those people start […]

Poi Length Guide – Which Poi Length is Best for You?

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We have covered Types of Tethers  but what of their length? The length of poi tethers varies depending on the style of flow the user is most fond of. Let’s cover the three basic lengths and understand a little more about each of their pros and cons.   Short Length Poi Tethers   Typically the […]

Balance In Flow Arts | Attraction & Desire

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Flow Arts and Attraction We all want. It’s a fundamental human experience. You see something you like, and are naturally drawn, how can you deny it?! Hence the flow arts attraction we feel. But how do you actually get that which you desire? You’ve taken the steps, you’ve done your prayers, what else could there […]

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