|01:46 pm - Learning Fire – Fire Dancing|
Yesterday, teaotter & I had the first of our 6 weekly fire-dancing classes. Becca had taken two fire-dancing classes 8 years ago, and I had never taken any. We were the only two students. Naturally, Becca did brilliantly (both due to previous experience, and a level of physical competence that often seems superhuman), while I was rather less impressive. We learned and practiced basic moves with poi. I suspect that I may never learn to twirl one forwards, while the one in the other hand goes backwards, but I think I will be able to master all of the other basic moves. However, I also suspect that the experience will be very different when the objects I'm swinging around are on fire. It was quite tiring and I'm now very thankful that I do 20 push-ups every day. It also had the frustrating quality of actions that look simple but turn out to be difficult manual tasks. Performing complex exercise seems to fit well with learning fire. I'll definitely need to practice a good bit before the next class. Regardless, having a class for only $60 that's a short walk from where I live is wonderful indeed.
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