The POI was used, many years ago, by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.
Wahine (female) dancers perform the Maori POI, a dance performed with balls attached to flax strings, swung rhythmically. The POI dance was originally used by the Maori women for keeping their hands flexible for weaving and by the men for strength and coordination required during battle.
The above Fabric Poi are more thought of as International Poi . Hand made using a variety of modern fabrics and lasting materials.
Benefits of PoiPoi is a great low impact exercise for the body, improves co-ordination, self-image, confidence, increases brain functionality, and proven to make you even more clever.
Doing Poi is also a great way of meeting new people, by breaking down traditional barriers and creating interest to develop new friends and relationships.
Start doing Poi today! You will not regret it.
When you purchase from Home of Poi you also get hundreds of free video lessons to help you quickly impress yourself, and others, with your skills. "It really can change your life!"