Unusual hobbies make for interesting people

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So I was trying to think of something to blog about today and I couldn’t really think of anything. But I was discussing buying a new set of poi with my friends last night I realised that most people have never heard of them or seen how they work. So I thought hey, why not blog about poi?! 

So let’s start with what are poi? (I looked to good old mr wikipedia for this one)

Poi refers to both a style of performing art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance. As a performance art, poi involves swinging tethered weights through a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns. Poi artists may also sing or dance while swinging their poi. Poi can be made from various materials with different handles, weights, and effects (such as fire).

Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today. Poi has also gained a following in many other countries. The expansion of poi culture has led to a significant evolution of the styles practiced, the tools used, and the definition of the word “poi.”

Make sense?

Maybe I should show you some people swinging some poi as it’ll be easier to picture what I mean.

I’m afraid this video isn’t very good but it’s the best I could find on YouTube so here you go. Enjoy 🙂

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About beautyforashes91

Not really very good with the whole blogging thing or introductions but here goes... I'm Becca. I'm a paediatric nurse who loves her job. I love Jesus and continually learn new things about how awesome He is. I have some amazing friends and family who help me along the way. I love music but don't play any instruments (I really need to learn!) When you first meet me I can come across as quiet but once you get to know me you wonder how you ever thought that about me. I'm sure there's loads more that I could say but I think I'll leave it at that for now. So enjoy my ramblings. I hope you find them interesting. :-)

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