Flow Arts

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The 'flow arts' is a general term used to describe the intersection of a variety of movement-based disciplines including dance, juggling, fire-spinning, and object manipulation 

Common forms of Flow Arts include Poi & Staff spinning, hula hoop (or “hooping”), juggling, sphere manipulation (or “contact juggling”), and fan dance. New props and expressions are emerging all the time as flow artists cross pollinate with martial arts, yoga, circus, belly dance, and beyond.

Most of us start doing Flow Arts because it is so fun! We begin to incorporate Play back into our lives. Enjoyment is usually the hook, but we soon find a wealth of reasons to keep up our practice.

The basics of a prop are easy to learn, but the possibilities of moves and personal expression are truly infinite. Flow Arts is a body-mind activity like Yoga that helps us focus our minds at the same time we hone our physical abilities. Many people describe their flow activity as a “moving meditation”. Indeed, without any competitive-sport angle, our focus can easily turn to the richness of our experience and the deepening pursuit of a personal best.