This is a manipulation of information from Vulcan Tech Gospel #2 (see noelyee.com and his youtube, under Noel Yee).
I begin doing the patterns in wall plane and then bend my spine backward so that wall plane becomes floor plane. I’m pretty much doing wall plane flowers and a backbend. Then I keep the poi moving in floor plane and begin to move my hands in wall plane. This creates a helical shape with the poi. The poi points either OUT or IN toward the heart on one axis, and on the other it will be pointing perpendicular to the arm (L hand/prop relationsip). You can stall in those L’s as well! Super dope!