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Poi lessons

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Poi lessons

Forward Swing Forward Swing Swing poi forwards on either side of body so that they reach the bottom at the same time.

Backward Swing Backward Swing Swing poi backwards to either side of your body so they reach the bottom at the same time.

Split Swinging frontward Swing poi forward to both sides of body. Increase speed on one of the poi until one is at the top and the other at the bottom. After you have mastered this try in reverse (see video.) When doing po...

Split swinging backward Split swinging backward Same as forward swing but swing poi backwards

Low Turn Good for changing direction from forward to backward swinging. Start by forward swinging. Rotate hips 90 on downwards swing, turn left hand upside down and pass the poi accross hip to behind back...

High Turn Similar to low turn. Do backward swing, on way up rotate hips 90 , turn left hand upside down and swing poi over shoulder behind back. Right hand at same time turns upside down, swinging poi over s...

Chasing the Sun Swing both poi in same direction. When poi reach the bottom, swing both arms up and over shoulders. Allow the poi to reach the bottom behind your head by keeping palms facing upwards and flopping h...

Corkscrew Start with just left poi. Lean slghtly forward rotate poi as if stirring a big pan. When poi swing away bring hand up towards forehead and as poi passes right side pretend to brush hair to back of ...

Butterfly Butterfly At waist height rotate wrists in front of body so that the poi go up and down at the same time. Both poi should make a circle in front instead of at side. Aim to keep hands close together.

Butterfly hand Butterfly hand As you can see the hands are close together going up and down at the same time.

Giant Butterfly Giant Butterfly Do normal butterfly as seen above. When poi reach the bottom stretch both arms out to your sides, bring arms together to cross above head before lowering hands to normal height. ...

Alternate Butterfly Alternate Butterfly Do butterfly. Let poi reach the bottom , on up swing pass left hand over left shoulder. Allow hand to flop behind shoulder/ palm facing upwards as poi hits bottom of swing. On ...

Alternate Butterfly 2 Alternate Butterfly 2 This one looks good. Begin doing butterfly low then one at a time take each hand to behind back. One poi wll be a move behind other. This move is easier to learn with one han...

Alternate butterfly 3 Alternate butterfly 3 This is the same as alternate butterfly 2 apart from your hands swing either side of your head.

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