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ladyleoSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: USA


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!

SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


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


RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


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.


ladyleoSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: USA


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!

Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


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...


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
I feel left out.

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FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


Posted:
Man empowerment! Gay empowerment! Black empowerment! Squirrel empowerment! Flying carpet empowerment!

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


SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Bloody hippies...

GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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!

FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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...


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


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...


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


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

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Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


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...


RingshadowSILVER Member
journeyman
81 posts
Location: SW Michigan, United States, USA


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.


SpinnerofDetroitGOLD Member
All High Dude, Ruler of What You Want
2,280 posts
Location: Trenton, MI, USA


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


FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


Posted:
I would have thought you were Italian SoD wink

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


triptricianSILVER Member
UFO Spotting
350 posts
Location: Queensland, Australia


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)


ladyleoSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: USA


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.

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


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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FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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

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


GrottbagsJust Say Neigh
36 posts
Location: Pie Town


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!

Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


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...


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


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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DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Aphids and suchlike?

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Spinner of poi
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Sister ElevenGOLD Member
owner of the group property
1,277 posts
Location: Seattle, WA, USA


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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FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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 ______.

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


Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


Posted:
Maelle? Mcp?

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

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ladyleoSILVER Member
newbie
26 posts
Location: USA


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

Mother_Natures_SonSILVER Member
Rampant whirler.
2,418 posts
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!


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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FugeeBRONZE Member
Cooler than bubblegum!
2,501 posts
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA


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?

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


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
Insert Champagne Here
13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


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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