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This section of the Temple of Poi Site is dedicated to ideas, concepts, attitudes, structures and other helpful information that can assist you in enhancing your relationship with your flow tools.

*** Please note: Articles dating past January 1, 2009 can be found on the Temple of Poi Blog.

 

Body Mind Spirit

Connecting to Core (Fall, 2004) - your core muscles can help your poi practice

Core Exercises (Fall, 2004) - some information on core exercises

Flexibility and Tools (Fall, 2004)- developing more skill with varied tools

Weight as a Measure (Spring, 2005) - Fat v. fit

Dancing Geeks (October, 2008) - poi as a visual instrument of the music

Mentors - July, 2006

Flow Journals (Fall 2004)- record your history

Temple of Poi Mindset (Winter, 2005) - summary of our recommended attitudinal approach to your practice

Benefits of Poi (Summer, 2004) - list of various mental, physical and spiritual benefits gained through poi

experiencing the flow rEvolution (Winter, 2005) - discussing the impact our individual journey has on the community as a whole

Self Expression (Winter, 2005) - the fundamental tenant of the Temple of Poi Community

Instructor's Creed (Spring, 2004) - summary of the attitudinal approach from which our instructors teach

GlitterGirl on Poi and Flow (Winter, 2002) - GlitterGirl's perspective of the journey towards poi flow

Technical   Performance Resources

5 Tips for Improving Your (Poi Fire Dancing) Flow (September, 2008) - outlines 5 must have techniques you can use to add more flow to your practice.

Poi Holarchy (Spring, 2004) - introduction to the structure of poi [under construction]

Concentrations (Winter, 2005) - understanding how to study to allow for ongoing development

3 Second Rule (Summer, 2004) - initial measure of performance flow

Performance Tips (Spring, 2005) - some practical ways to improve your style

What's the difference between Fire Dancing, Fire Spinning, Fire Twirling and Fire Performance? (October, 2006)

7 Layer Dip: an intro (updated October 2008) - the beginning of a series of articles describing the 7 Layer Dip model for understanding how to create and evolve ourselves as poi dance performance artists.

7 Layer Dip: skills (October, 2008) - a deeper look at the first layer of the 7 Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip: height (November, 2008) - a deeper look at the second layer of the 7 Layer Dip

 

Tribe Posts

7 Layer Dip -an intro - March, 2008

7 Layer Dip - size - March, 2008

Poi Lesson on Butterfly Weave/Impossible Weave - July, 2006

 

Fire Dancing Lessons - October, 2006

2 Mindsets Every Performer Needs to Know About (October, 2008) - offers two useful attitudes to take on to help artists embrace their performance results

Quintessential Checklist for Flow Performers (September, 2008) - offers a must have checklist of items to bring to your gigs

     

How to get into the flow! GlitterGirl raps about flowology...

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"To me, you're more than just an instructor, you are a mentor. I think about Flowology all the time and it has really, really helped me deal with stuff, just everything."
~ M. Besasie; June, 2007

"I have to say that any progress and willingness to learn and any commitment I've made to myself and to Temple of Poi is completely because of the open, welcoming, friendly environment that you have created that just nurtures my desire to continue learning and to continue being a part of the Temple Of Poi community. Week after week I really am amazed that you have completely cracked the code on teaching such a complex art form, in a way that caters to all sorts of learning styles. So, thank you for being in my life and helping to create this whole new dimension of who I am."
~ J. Grosser; May, 2005

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