- Published: Monday, 04 May 2015 09:00
- Written by Jamie Taylor
1) Changing your mind set.
Over coming obstacles, being in control of your body,trying over and over to get a difficult move then nailing it, that feeling of accomplishment spills over into all areas of your life.
If you are a naturally pessimistic person, or someone who lives thier lives based on `sods law` then, mastering a pole dance sequence or trick will soonteach you that actually, you CAN do ANYTHING you want to!
Seeing a really difficult pose or trick you want to hold or master, and working hard to get it, polish it and add it to your `bag of tricks` is an empowering journey to go on.
2) Zen and escapism.
Most pole work requires 100% concentration, you need to keep your balance,you cant risk letting go, easing up a qrip and falling off. The effect of this pure concentration is a sharper, more clear mind. For most Polers it is the easiest way to lift the weight of your world off your shoulders, its impossible to worry about everyday problems while holding a balance move, or getting used to a painful move, or pushing through a strength move. Its a healthier addiction than booze, junk food, shopping...