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ladyleo
SILVER Member since May 2008

ladyleo

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 26
Posted:Females:

Poi to gain strength in mind, body, and spirit. Poi for meditation in escaping dharmas or bringing them to light. Females have creative cycles, and dancing with poi allows us to express them and gain stability, get our breathe back, and calm our nerves!

Poi also goes extremely well with yoga! Females: get empowered. Love what you do and dance from the center of your heart.

The entire planet has been imbalanced for quite some time. It has been depleted of this loving, creative, and stable feminine energy. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop slouching, stop being quiet. Stop faking. Get out there and poi!


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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Great little speech there grin I'm actually doing a research paper on benefits of skill toy practice. And because of availability of information, it's almost entirely poi. I have I think 1 small sourch for staff, and a pretty good one for hooping, and then some ones the have to do with dancing, because poi is a form of dance. I'll put some of it up here for you when I'm done for some more reasons for you all to get out there and poi!

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Ringshadow
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States, US...

Total posts: 81
Posted:...

I do poi because I have weak wrists that scream bloody murder if I'm in downward facing dog. It's also helping me get coordinated and bring my left arm equal with my right (I am very dominantly right handed). I'm not nearly good enough to get spiritual about it yet, I'm still in the "ow hit myself in the face" stage and probably will be for some time.

I did like your post though, ladyleo.


Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.

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ladyleo
SILVER Member since May 2008

ladyleo

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 26
Posted:@ringshadow: Yes, the wrists in that position could get hurt if they were weak! Awesome ambidexterity training, indeed. Keep practicing and you'll get there! Thanks. Poi, of course, is great for both men and women.

@SpinnerofDet: Neat! Thanks!


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Surely those points apply to men too?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:I feel left out.

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:Man empowerment! Gay empowerment! Black empowerment! Squirrel empowerment! Flying carpet empowerment!

The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Bloody hippies...

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Grottbags


Grottbags

Just Say Neigh
Location: Pie Town

Total posts: 36
Posted:Originally Posted By: Refuge CrewMan empowerment! Gay empowerment! Black empowerment! Squirrel empowerment! Flying carpet empowerment!

I think you have forgotten Marmite Enpowerment, Nutella Empowerment and Peanut Butter Enpowerment!


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:The hippies are coming, the hippies are coming! Hide your cannabis and patchouli!

Why isn't 'bloody' censored!

*Gives Seye a hiding.* Curse words are forbidden in HoP!


The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:cos "bloody" isnt a swear word wink

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:If bloody was censored, how would I describe the way my knee looks after I trip on gravel?

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:if bloody was censored then can we say "where the censored hell are ya?"


seems not wink


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Ringshadow
SILVER Member since Oct 2009

Ringshadow

journeyman
Location: SW Michigan, United States, US...

Total posts: 81
Posted:You know, judging on videos and pictures of spinners, particularly of weekend gatherings, it would seem that dissing the hippies would slight the majority of people who own poi.

Then again maybe it's just the majority of the people on camera. Eh.


Happiness is a skill, not a commodity
I have been kidnapped by hooping.

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SpinnerofDetroit
GOLD Member since Oct 2009

SpinnerofDetroit

All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
Location: Trenton, MI, USA

Total posts: 2280
Posted:Ah, we're all a little hippie wink

The only luck is bad luck.

Shut up before I stall my poi up your ass grin

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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:I would have thought you were Italian SoD wink

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triptrician
SILVER Member since Feb 2010

UFO Spotting
Location: Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 350
Posted:Originally Posted By: Grottbags

I think you have forgotten Marmite Enpowerment, Nutella Empowerment and Peanut Butter Enpowerment!


I dont think he forgot cause vegemite is clearly the best


would rather have a bottle-in-front-of-me than a frontal lobotomy

"The dangers of life are infinate and among them is safety"(geothe)

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ladyleo
SILVER Member since May 2008

ladyleo

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 26
Posted:Hm, interesting replies. Of course all of these concepts apply to men. I was just speaking to and encouraging a specific group at the time.

Just like, if I, a dandelion, were to speak to other dandelions, not intentionally leaving other flowers out, but simply just speaking to the dandelions. Nothing more, nothing less.

If you are not a woman, don't feel left out. Just smile and walk away.


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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Originally Posted By: ladyleo
If you are not a woman, don't feel left out. Just smile and walk away.



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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:What if you're trans-gender, a hermaphrodite, or pre-op?

The popcorn extends life... The popcorn expands consciousness...

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Grottbags


Grottbags

Just Say Neigh
Location: Pie Town

Total posts: 36
Posted:Originally Posted By: triptricianOriginally Posted By: Grottbags

I think you have forgotten Marmite Enpowerment, Nutella Empowerment and Peanut Butter Enpowerment!


I dont think he forgot cause vegemite is clearly the best


It is the poor cousin of the English Marmite!


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Dandy Lion?

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i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:As a tulip that accepts and loves dandelions as equal to tulips, I feel like better equality and empowerment would come from acknowledging that sepals as well as bracts are completely irrelevant to the types of issues that effect all perennials.

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Aphids and suchlike?

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Sister Eleven
GOLD Member since Aug 2009

Sister Eleven

owner of the group property
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Total posts: 1277
Posted:I think there are some interesting feminist issues involved in the skill arts. The typical role of women's bodies in most artistic arenas is to be beautiful and passively appreciated. Women as strong and skilled bodies challenges how women's bodies are traditionally portrayed. In addition, object manipulation as such is traditionally dominated by male performers (I'm probably the most technical female spinner I know, and I can count the reasonably technical women spinners I've seen online on one hand) and there's increasing opportunities for women to become visible contributors to the arts.

I have more thoughts on this for when I'm not on company time... tongue2


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:If there is an essay question to this, I quit!

My answer will be anything but empowering, especially when I get to the part of explaining the flowers and aphids!

A flower is to a plant, what a ______ is to a human. So aphids are to a flower, what a ______ is to a ______.


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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Maelle? Mcp?

I haven't seen a better double staffer than MCP, I wouldn't say...


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ladyleo
SILVER Member since May 2008

ladyleo

newbie
Location: , USA

Total posts: 26
Posted:The issues effect both men and women. I already said that. I'm trying to uplift a sheltered and oppressed gender. So, rather than being obsessed with trying to be included, gentlemen, help me encourage the (generally) sheltered and oppressed females. Thank you

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:Rouge_Dragon isn't a gentleman.

The point isn't one of inclusion. The point is that here in this community on the whole women are not oppressed or sheltered.

If you really want to inspire, you might want to acknowledge the lovely and supportive men that DO exist and acknowledge that there is no difference.

Females are neither superior nor inferior to men. Men also have just as many self esteem issues as women, I know I have. smile

EDITED_BY: Mother_Natures_Son (1271894459)


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Fugee
BRONZE Member since Feb 2010

Fugee

Cooler than bubblegum!
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Total posts: 2501
Posted:I like to think, in the grand scheme of things, that women are far from sheltered or oppressed in the western world. In fact, in some places, seemingly, they wear the pants and shelter the men by taking the weight of the world and its woes upon themselves, allowing men to remain unaware.

Trust me, I experience 'true oppression' daily and know that it often contradicts being sheltered. I am not female, so I wouldn't know for certain. I can say I support you in your want to uplift the spirits of a group of people but cannot support someone that sets out to do this, but only exclusively.

Asking men to smile and walk away, is the same as saying be seen not heard, isn't that hypocritical?


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Originally Posted By: Mother_Natures_SonRouge_Dragon isn't a gentleman.


And I'm no lady either wink


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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