When Joy invited me to share my pole dancing class experience, I said YES without hesitation.
It is a great pleasure and an honor to
1. Share all the benefits I’ve gained from pole dancing at SensUal Joy and
2. Encourage any lady who is thinking of taking up pole dancing to STOP over-analyzing and JUST DO IT!
Do it out of self-love. It is absolutely 100% worth it. YOU are worth it.
Allow me to elaborate on my enthusiasm for pole dance classes in SensUal Joy.
1. A Sense Of Inner Peace And Happiness
The combination of it all, getting to know myself, being able to do the things I wasn’t able to do before and gaining new knowledge has given me a sense of inner peace. I always feel extremely satisfied and happy with myself at the end of class. It is so Happy, Healthy and SensUal!
Joy says it is all the endorphins circulating in my body after the workout. But who cares why?! I feel HAPPY! JOYFUL! EXUBERANT! Ready to take on the world!
2. A Sense of Confidence About My Own Physical And Mental Abilities And How Fabulous I Really Am!
As I do not have a dance background, to be able to execute moves worth of any professional dancers makes me feel REALLY GOOD ABOUT MYSELF.
Once I did my first swing walk, I felt transformed to another person. And my confidence has grown steadily lesson after lesson, one successful move after another.
My sense of pride swells each and every time that I manage to climb the pole and slide down. It doesn’t even matter if it was not executed in perfection. Just being able to climb the pole is an achievement in itself!
*beaming with pride*
3. I Have Learnt To Trust Myself
This is HUGE for me! To climb the pole and to do my pole swings requires so much courage from my part. There is always a part of me cluttered with fear holding me back. But slowly, little by little, I learnt to trust my body’s instincts. To trust ME to take care of myself and to simply let go.
4. I Have Learnt To Let Go
I have learnt that pole dancing is a lot about allowing the body and your own instinct to take over. You are required to visualize the move you want to execute beforehand. Imagination plays a big part. Eventually, it is your body that has to act it out.
So you have to let go of the chatter in your head and just do it. Release and allow your body to take over. The moment that happens, it becomes natural. Everything falls into place and I execute my move. A fantastic surprise. I DID IT!
5. I Have Learnt The Beauty And Rewards of Persistence And Knowing It Is OK To Make Mistakes
First, Joy will demonstrate the move I am about to learn together with detailed explanations. Next, she will allow me to make my first feeble attempt. I sometimes end up looking silly. Such as when I couldn’t climb the pole or when some of the swings simply go “wrong.”
Trust me, it looks really awkward. Joy will then give me more coaching and then leave me alone to work at it. That personal time with the pole helps to develop my relationship with the pole.
No matter how much Joy says or show me, I still have to be the one to take action and keep doing it until I get it right. To make mistakes and keep trying. Especially when it is a tricky pole trick that I have to nail down.
WOW, the feeling is AMAZING – “I DID IT. I FINALLY DID IT.” It is such an awesome feeling and I would feel on top of the world!
6. I Have Discovered It’s More Than OK To Be Comfortable With My Own SensUality And Sexuality.
I Can Be Proud Of It.
I was never taught about sensUality. (Perhaps it is supposed to come naturally?) I used to be really frightened and confused about my sexuality. It started during adolescence when men started to look at me differently – no longer as a little girl, but as a sexual object.
And I had no idea about what to do with the power I had over men. As a result, my sensUality scares me. But learning pole dancing from Joy, receiving her encouragement and most of all, seeing first-hand another woman being comfortable in her own sensUal self has helped me tremendously.
Witnessing somebody else be BOTH sensUal and respectable at the same time proves to me it is possible for me too. It is not dirty to be sensUal. It is OK for me to just be myself.
7. I Have Learnt The Importance Of And How To Slow Down
There is something so deliciously sensUal about a woman when she just slow down to indulge in and savour every moment of a pole slide. Leaning against the pole while rotating your hips … oooooh HOT!
A lady natural sexy side is on display. Some moves requires you to go a little faster, some moves slower, adding flavor and variety to your routine and making it so much more interesting.
So for someone like me who tends to go turbo speed feels as if I am almost forced to slow down. It becomes a different, surprising, wonderful, soothing and pampering experience.
8. I Learnt How To Get In Touch With My Body And Own It
Joy introduced to me the concept of free hand play –> touching myself, my hair, my body, all over and loving it.
How do I explain this?
It is a liberating experience for me, touching myself… like giving myself a personal massage. Affirming to my body that it is beautiful, wonderful, fantastic, amazing, attractive and I love and approve of it!
9. I Have Found A Scared Space And Sanctuary Where My Inner Goddess Feels Safe To Reveal Herself
Thank to the atmosphere that Joy has painstakingly created in her studio as well as her coaching skills. From the decor of red velvet drapes, soft lighting, crazy horse lights during show-time, to the sensUal music and her warm, gentle but firm and encouraging guidance that has helped me to feel completely relaxed.
Given the right non-judgmental environment, my SensUal Goddess feels at ease to reveal herself. All the little details in the atmosphere has made a great difference in my sensUal journey.
Gratefully, the intimate setting in SensUal Joy always makes me feel extremely pampered and secure. Safe to express and to be myself.
10. I Am Proud To Say I Now Have A Stronger, More Fit And Even More Fabulous Body!
I attribute this to the natural strengthening and aerobic/cardiovascular exercise that pole dancing has given me ranging from the pole slides to the pole swings.
Pole dancing may look easy, but it is not for wimps. It takes energy to pull it off and to look great while at it. But it is so much fun at the same time too!
To Sum It All Up
Pole dancing at SensUal Joy has been FUN; has brought me more CONFIDENCE, more JOY, more INNER PEACE, more HAPPINESS.
Each time I pole dance, I am reminded of the
- importance of trusting myself,
- letting go,
- being persistent,
- being comfortable and
- proud of my own sensUality and sexUality and
- to slow down.
Even more importantly, through pole dancing, I have realized that I already possess ALL these qualities. I am now better acquainted with my body through feel, touch and instinct. My body is also stronger and looking more fabulous than ever.
SensUal Joy has become a SANCTUARY for me, a sacred space where my inner Goddess feels welcome, safe and ready to reveal herself. Whenever I pole dance at SensUal Joy, my inner Goddess comes out to play, have fun, celebrate and enjoy life!
Do yourself a favor and get coaching from Joy too!
Lots of Love,
p/s. I wasn’t paid to say all these things. These are my heartfelt feelings, thoughts and gratitude towards SensUal Joy for bringing me all these wonderful gifts and more into my life. I’m eternally grateful to Joy for accompanying me on my body, heart, mind and soul’s healing journey.
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