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Cynnel
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

Cynnel

Member
Location: Oakland, California

Total posts: 2
Posted:As a poi novice and an educator, I am very interested in any info (including personal theory) folks might have about the nature of learning moves in poi. I am constantly amazed at my own learning process and I wonder what others have to say about it.
For example: I learn a new move on Tuesday nite, where I struggle and bash myself a million times, trying not to get frustrated when I see another classmate catch on effortlessly. So I go home, sleep and the next morning I get out my poi and find that after a few tries, I can do the new move. Amazing...
Also any thoughts about right brain/left brain crossover, etc. would be great. It is all fascinating to me.
Thanks-Cynnel


**I never said it would be easy. I said it would be worth it.**

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:Hi there!



There should be a thread on here about "muscle memory" and poi/staff.



edit: Here's one, and this might help, too



Try doing a search, and you'll probably find dozens of threads about how different people on here have learned poi smile Good luck!

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Cynnel
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

Cynnel

Member
Location: Oakland, California

Total posts: 2
Posted:Thanks-seems like a lot of people have the same experience as I do. Cool.

**I never said it would be easy. I said it would be worth it.**

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Fire_Ferret


newbie


Total posts: 5
Posted:Hey there smile

The short version is that as soon as you stop doing an action it does not mean that your brain stops. As you learn new things your brain sets up new neural pathways and when you sleep or take a break the pathways continue to strengthen, and they also strengthen with practice. The reason that you can't do the move is because your body has never moved like that before so it is leaning a totally new process.

Your brain learn things better when you are asleep. You will find that you will learn things more quickly that you enjoy, this isn't just becuase you enjoy it but your brain recognises it as important (remaining from survival techniques)

So the best thing to do when you are getting frustrated with a new move is to stop and take a break or even a nap.

hope that helps a bit smile

Ferret


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pixiejester
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

pixiejester

Member
Location: South England/Wiltshire

Total posts: 57
Posted:That's helped me, thankyou. I normally keep going at something, and dont bother taking a break. I think I will when I start getting frustrated with my poi.

It could be worse - we could all have normal jobs.

If nobodies perfect, then I'm nobody.

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