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July 12th, 2009

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01:38 am - Learning Fire - Practicing
I've been practicing most of the various moves I learned in my first fire-dancing class. My precision remains wretched, but I have actually managed to repeatably swing one poi (or in the case of home practice - a sock filled with dried beans) forwards while swinging the other backwards (but I can literally only do so as long as I'm not looking at them), and to manage both forwards and backwards figure eights. One important aspect of fire is clearly directed energy. For me, the oddest part of this is that I can do the moves with my hands far better than with poi (or socks), which is I think why fire-dancing with poi is considered to be closely related to juggling. teaotter excels as juggling, in large part because she can see the balls (or for fire-dancing, the poi) as extensions of her arms. I can control and direct my arms, and the poi are just along for the ride. I don't ever expect to be particularly good at this, but I'm hoping for adequate.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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Date:July 14th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
I think that is very neat.. I have very little coordination and need to practice over and over again just to not trip over my feet. But, I do have fun while doing it. So, I hope you are having fun while you practice.
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Date:July 14th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Gotta agree with Oakthorne, it's not about thinking, it's about being, and being hungry

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