My Journey Back to Pole Dance

 
Veena
I've made a video that explains why I stopped Pole Dancing last year in August. [www.studioveena.com]

I'll be sharing my videos to this thread so feel free to follow and even join in sharing your progress if you're just getting started or back into it.

Side Note: Please understand that I've been training for 15 yrs! So while I'm out of shape right now, compare to what is normal for me! I know my body and expect to progress quickly as far as pole skills go. I don't expect anyone else's journey to look like this, by no means to I think everyone should progress as I might.

Jan 10, 2022
Fever Paid Member
So glad to see you back, Veena!
Jan 10, 2022
amspins Paid Member
Glad you’re back, Veena and I’m joining you in your journey back to pole! Personally speaking, I can also relate to the pandemic making it hard to find joy in times when it feels like there’s no end in sight, which made it hard to stay disciplined with my home pole practice. One of my goals for 2022 is to be consistent with pole and I’m happy to be taking it one step at a time. I’m so excited for you and will definitely be following along 💜
Jan 10, 2022
Veena
Here's my first day back! When you're body remembers but you aren't strong enough to do moves, it feels like an imaginary person is pulling or pushing you down! 🤣 [www.studioveena.com]
Jan 10, 2022
Fever Paid Member
I get that feeling, Veena. Thanks for sharing!
Jan 10, 2022
LatinPoler Previous Paid Member
Thak you for sharing Veena! You are gifted so you’ll be back to where you were in no time. I’m no poling yet but hope to be back sometime in 2022, hopefully in the next 2-3 months. May follow your example and post my progress too. Thank you for being so inspiring! 💖
Jan 11, 2022
Veena
You should Latin! Amspins, welcome back too!
Jan 11, 2022
Daisey Previous Paid Member
Thanks for your honesty! I'm in the process of getting back and was feeling really discouraged about how I couldn't pull my own body weight up easily anymore, but your post was really encouraging. I'm sure we'll all be back and better than ever in no time. =)
Jan 11, 2022
Veena
Daisey, I'm glad it's helped you feel better! Things really do go fast if you don't keep at it. Thankfully they come back quickly too!
Jan 11, 2022
Catsy M Paid Member
I was away from the pole for almost a year because of the military deployment. I swam instead but missed the pole so much. I finally got back to it about 6 months ago and I’m progressing slowly.
Jan 11, 2022
Veena
Thank you for your service. Glad you're back!
Jan 11, 2022
poleedenkat Paid Member
Thank you so much Veena for sharing and being an inspiration at all times! Showing how it is in real life and what a struggle it can be to practice when things happen around us. Since covid came we have had many difficult moments, family losses, a lot of illness over longer periods and going through situations I never expected to meet. Apart from that, as you describe, covid and media coverage, all people who didn't make it, restrictions, masks, all acts against personal freedom, fear of what is going to happen etc Of course it resulted in less and less physical activity and being isolated at home. I kept on going to my pole classes though (studios in my country have been open), at most once a week or less often, I didn't make much progress but it was the only safe and happy place outside home, it kept me sane through our family hardships and was a place where people talked about other things than covid, were immensely kind and encouraging to each other. I could also do every now and then a small portion of one of your programs which felt really good. But too little practice plus struggling with issues (PTSD and depression among other things) has taken its toll and I feel I'm back to square -10. Frustrating to compare with how it was before. In the meantime though my brain has been processing some moves that I today don't feel are as scary.
Every time I practice now, no matter how bad I think it went, I try to find one tiny particle of progress, stick to it and praise myself for that and for even trying. But some days it feels a long way to go to get back to how it was and a lot of doubts.
Jan 11, 2022
Veena
Here's a new video! This one talks about the process I went through [www.studioveena.com]

Tomorrow I'll post my 2nd day back pole practice clips!
Jan 12, 2022
Veena
Poleedenkat, Thank you for sharing! I'm happy you had support from your fellow dancers for a while.

Depression is a bitch! It's ok and normal to feel like you've started even farther behind than the beginning. Maybe if you think of moves as steps to other moves they might not seem so scary. Start at the very beginning and as you said praise and celebrate when you're successful.
Jan 12, 2022
Veena
Day 2! [www.studioveena.com]
Jan 13, 2022
Veena
Day 3. I called this day "Everything hurts!" [www.studioveena.com]
Jan 15, 2022
Veena
Day 4 [www.studioveena.com]

Day 5 [www.studioveena.com]
Jan 22, 2022
Veena
Day 6 almost done sharing :) [www.studioveena.com]
Jan 24, 2022
rinoacarol Previous Paid Member
wow, amazing to see your progress going back to pole dance. I have so much respect for you!
Mar 30, 2022
 
TropicalVertical
The rotator cuff stuff is exactly what my chiro told me to do: he is going to be so happy I'm looking after my shoulders and building strength safely on both sides :)
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