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2020 has been a challenging year. With so much going on, is it even possible to relax and look after your mental health? The answer is yes, and believe it or not, it can be done with a simple ball on a cord.
Poi and Seniors
Over Sixty chats with Dr. Kate Riegle van West about our global aging population, the research on poi and health, and how spinning poi can benefit seniors.
Can a simple ball on a cord really improve our health age we age? Let’s dive into the top 5 science-backed ways that spinning poi can improve quality of life.
Rehabilitative Therapy Assistant Joanne Paton shares her experience starting one of the most popular exercises on the ward.
The results of the first scientific study on the effects of poi on health as published in the peer-reviews Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
Radio New Zealand interviews SpinPoi about the scientific research behind the health benefits of poi.
Poi and Kids
Teacher, photographer, super mom, and blogger Colleen Vandenberg shares her experience with SpinPoi and making/playing poi with her boys for the first time.
Tai Chi instructor Bruno explains what Tai Chi and Qi Gong are, and reflects on his experience learning poi and some of the differences and similarities between the two activities.
Newsroom interviews Dr. Kate Riegle van West of SpinPoi about how this Māori tradition can help keep the mind and body fit.
Founder of Holistic Circus Therapy Jill Maglio discusses the power of circus arts as occupational therapy exercises.
Care worker Anja and handicraft extraordinaire Rosie sat down for a chat about Rosie’s life, her Parkinson’s diagnosis, and how Rose Poi is helping an entire hospital in Germany spin their health around.
From a network of over 200,000 alumni worldwide, Dr. Kate Riegle van West was selected as one of the University of Auckland’s 40 inspiring alumni aged 40 and under in 2021.