We’ve gone a bit poi-mad this month!
You may have noticed some pretty awesome new additions to our online store. We’ve joined forces with Flowtoys and are now an official NZ supplier of Flowtoys gear! How cool is that?!
Head over to our shop now and check it out. We promise, you won’t be disappointed!
One of the coolest new props we have in stock is the Flowtoys PodPoi v2 – arguably the best LED poi on the market. If you follow our socials, you probably entered our competition to win a set of these bad boys.
We want to say a massive THANKS to everyone who entered. We were so blown away by the response that we decided to throw in a set of fuzzy rainbow poi for a second winner!
A huge CONGRATS to our winners:
Sylv Penketh and Holly Ward!
We hope you enjoy your new poi!
Poi are probably one of the most recognised flow props across the globe, and they have an extremely fascinating history.
Originating here in Aotearoa, poi were used by indigenous Māori to sharpen their reflexes, improve coordination, and to increase flexibility and strength in their hands and arms. Poi were even used as a symbol of peace during the New Zealand land wars in the 1860’s.
We’ve put together an in depth piece on poi – the origins, the influences, the importance of poi for Māori, and how we can continue to respectfully practice this incredible art form. We encourage you to give it a read and to share it within your own communities to spread the knowledge and love of poi.
Like many of you, we adore fire and flow arts. We enjoy the social aspect of spinning with friends, we crave skill sharing and learning new things, and we absolutely love that ‘oh yeah’ feeling we get when we spin.
Did you know that flow is a mind-body activity that trains both your body and your mind? When you spin, you hone your physical abilities, focus and strengthen your mind, and your brain releases endorphins – chemicals that give you the ‘oh yeah’ feeling we love so much.
Flow is remarkably beneficial for your overall wellbeing, so we put together a piece all about the benefits of flow. If you haven’t already, go check it out then encourage your friends and whanau to pick up a prop!