last night i practices spinning poi for the first time. i waited until eliot went to bed, turned on my tonya kay "how to spin poi" dvd and put the poi together. i watched the first 15 minutes twice while i tried twirling and spinning, circling and doing a little fancy leg work, ha! this was super fun and challenging. i hit myself in the head, my leg and generally my left hand was not as coordinated as my right, common issue. but i can see myself bringing these outside to my yard, parks and beaches. i demonstrated for andy last night and we were laughing as i started but this morning i showed eliot and he did a beautiful little amazed, "wow". 

so after 30 minutes of spinning i decided to go to bed but it was hard to go sleep. spinning poi felt meditative, freeing and like a workout. my back, right sort of in the middle has a bit of muscle soreness this morning. a really unusual place to feel sore for me. this is a dynamic, interesting, playful way to exercise. hopefully i'll get past bumping my head quickly!

and tonya kay rocks with great instruction and beauty!

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