Pole Yoga Vs. Pole Dance

Pole dance vs pole yoga
What is Pole Yoga?
(This is a revised version of the first blog post on this site) 

Pole Yoga is the newest form of Pole Fitness 

Pole Dancing has been the most common form of Pole Fitness in America for the last 20 years.

In the 1920’s to the  “Hootchie Coochie” Belly Dancers birthed modern day pole. The Hootchie Coochie dance was a sensuous dance involving movement of the hips typically done by middle eastern women, hence the term “exotic dancer.”

In the 1920’s the dancers began using the tent poles in sideshows to lure in customers.

It wasn’t until the 1980’s that the pole moved from tents to the bar, and was combined with burlesque dancing.

In the 90’s Fawnia Mondey created the first pole training video to use the pole in fitness exercises. Since the introduction into the fitness world, the pole has become a relevant fitness tool for woman across the globe.

Since those first training videos, Pole dancing has become a popular form of recreational and competitive sport.

Polistic Plus Pole Yoga has taken the Pole from the strip club to the yoga studio , to the bedroom.

The pole is used like as an energy “tuning” tool. Think of the pole as a rod or a staff: a tuning tool to hold on to for balance and guidance.

What is Yoga? Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in India.

The term yoga has been synonymous with its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise.

Swami Vivekananda was the first yogi to advocate Yoga in America in the late 1800’s. In the 1920’s western medical researchers began studying yoga as a science. There were periods of of criticism and paranoia against Yoga in America. In the 60’s yoga peeked in the United States until the 80’s.

Dean Ornish, a follower of Swami Satchidananda connected yoga to heart health, and legitimized yoga as purely physical exercise outside of esotericism circles, unconnected to any religion.

Pole Yoga incorporates yoga asanas with the pole.

In Pole Dance and Pole Fitness the poler uses their skin to attach to the pole for tricks and moves. Therefore, the poler is left wearing little clothing. 

We never leave the ground in Pole Yoga, so you can wear anything you like!

There are 52 main poses in Polistic Plus Pole Yoga. 

All of poses are practiced on the ground, opening the practice up to people of all shapes and sizes. 

Many yoga poses, like inverted poses, can be intimidating and difficult to master.

The Pole offers a place of balance and assistance for the poses.

Weight loss, mindfulness and a balanced body are results of a regular pole yoga practice.

You only need the space of a Yoga Mat for Pole Yoga.

Pole Yoga Handstand Pose using the wall.
Learn to use the wall and pole together for epic handstands.

The pole has been a training tool for centuries

The Pole has been used as a tool to tone and tune the body for hundreds of years.

Movement is the best thing we can do with our body and it is so easy and fun with the pole.

Your age, size or gender do not matter because these poses can easily be modified to meet you at your ability.

My mom, kids, friends and husband all practice Pole Yoga!

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If you have read this far the pole is calling out to you.

Answer the calling. Every day you wait is a day gone by without vibrating at your highest potential.

I am here to help you, but only if you are serious.

30 minutes a week and a Pole.

It is all you need.

Step into the flow and transform your life!

Meet me at the pole!

Namaste

Jennifer Rollins, Pole Practitioner of Pole Yoga

P.S Book your online personal Pole Yoga session with me here: https://poleyogasession.as.me/

2 thoughts on “Pole Yoga Vs. Pole Dance

  1. Thank you for describing what is the difference between pole dance and pole yoga.

    1. I checked out your website. I love those stages! Very nice! Feel free to connect any of your clients with this site. I am putting up tutorials on Pole Yoga in the near future.

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