Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the inventor of Astrojax, Larry Shaw, who says Astrojax is similar to hooping and poi. We discussed how Astrojax is a breakthrough technology for play and creativity. From Larry's profile on the Astrojax forum:
Astrojax is extraordinary in its "free dimensionality." AJ can be played like an instrument, danced with like a tune, used as a wand for creation of motion.
And with an instrument of creativity, joy, and self-expression comes acceptance of self and acceptance of others. The Astrojax philosophy, as I see it, is the extension of such positives (creativity, play, acceptance, etc.) to the world at large.
It's really, really fun to play with Astrojax. Remember what play feels like? I hadn't even realized I forgot. Play feels really good. And y'all know how important feeling good is ;)
My favorite thing about Astrojax is that it is a tool for positive thinkers. It's a thought illustrator; it makes you aware of your thoughts. Tie yourself up in negative thoughts while playing and you tie your string in knots. Banish the negative thoughts? The string unknots itself. It's a simple way to prove to yourself that your thoughts are affecting physical reality.
Astrojax is a tool for creative people. In our post-industrial economy, ideas have the most value. Astrojax helps ideas flow and builds confidence in one's uniqueness. I wrote this article playing with some. They keep my mind running like a well-oiled, one-of-a-kind engine.
Astrojax is a tool for activists and spiritualists. It teaches you how to not care about what others think. It teaches you an active state of meditation. Inner peace. Consciousness. Awareness. Mindfulness.
Astrojax is a tool for body. It develops hand-eye coordination and sensitivity to rhythm. Practice horizontal orbits and improve your dancing. Practice vertical orbits and experience the rhythm of gravity.
Astrojax helps you allow your body do what it knows how to do, without interference of negative thought, just like gymnastics, surfing, or playing an instrument. Astrojax is unique because it has an extremely low barrier to entry and a good learning curve. The challenge increases equally with your skill.
Astrojax helps you get better at letting go. And letting go is how to jump in the flow of well-being that is natural to all of us.
Astrojax is a tool for everyone. As we were saying goodbye, Larry said "welcome". Now I'm happy to say the same to you. Welcome to the evolution of human consciousness. The power of your thoughts is real. Astrojax is proof.
Kelly says everything is an indicator of the evolution of human consciousness. Astrojax just happens to be a really bright one, flashing LED lights before our eyes.
The Astrojax forum is really active and full of creative geniuses who can answer any Astrojax question you might have.
Here is a video about how to start playing.
And this is someone who has been playing for 8 years.
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