Learn to Play Poi!: poi and your health: avoiding injuries

If you’re new, start with our Guide to Manifesting Poi and Learning Your First Moves. If you already play poi, browse our library of free tutorials and our comprehensive step-by-step courses!

Poi health: Practicing extreme ranges safely

Learn to play safer in end-of-range positions

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Skill Toys and Your Health, with Physiotherapist Jamie Dunnett

We brought physiotherapist Jamie Dunnett into the Poi Studio to talk about maximizing the benefits of skill toy use. We use poi for the demonstrations, but all the information applies to all skill toys. It’s 25 minutes long, and well worth it.

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Poi Health: Introducing the poi health section!

An overview of what this section is about and how it can help you!

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Poi health: Understanding good pain vs bad pain

Whenever you exercise you may experience soreness or minor discomfort. But if you’re experiencing real pain, something may be wrong.

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Poi health: Common causes of poi injuries

Let’s look at ways poi spinning can sometimes lead to injury

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Poi health: Good movement patterning for poi and flow arts

Let’s look at some concepts about moving your body in healthy ways

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Poi health: Balance your movements - Balance your body

Make sure you’re balancing the types of moves you’re practicing, to keep your body symmetrical

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Poi health: Posture for poi and flow arts

Ever wondered what “good posture” really means?

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Poi health: Warming up for poi and flow arts

Warming up may be the best way of all to reduce the risk of injury

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Poi health: Learning to keep your shoulders from rising

Training good habits into your shoulder posture

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Poi health: Doing these exercises safely

Let’s review some concepts to make sure you’re being safe!

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Poi health: Strengthening outward rotation

Balance out your shoulders by focussing on outward rotation

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Poi Health: Strengthening the long ranges for poi and flow arts

Strengthen your muscles at end-of-range positions can further help prevent injury

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