Watch this hoopspiration vid we made you when we were hanging at the beach. Then keep reading for the most packed list of hoop love ever!
Note that the title did NOT say 15 easy hoop moves. These are gonna make you work it but I chose these 15 moves because working towards all or any of these moves is a journey your body and soul is going to love. One that will unlock new movement, creativity, attitude and strength. Are you ready?
Worth the play time.
These 15 hooping tricks are a workout for the body and mind; totally worth the energy. If you are not already then I am guessing that you are totally going to be hooked on hooping after watching the hoopspiration video so I made you a FREE workshop to give you a break down of each move. Best of all it is online so you can start watching, learning and improving right now. ALSO check all of my tutorials below for extra support. It’s a hoop party yo!
Next level fitness.
As I said, not the easiest moves but the ones that will make the most impact on your body and your hoop dance flow. Be patient, take your time, practice often, play always! I recommend a focussed hoop dance practice of 15 – 60 mins 3 – 4 times per week will have you mastering these moves. Use this video as your hoop goals. #goals
There is a commonly used hooping move that is known as the smear. After some research it seems that most hoopers don’t know where that name originated and the general consensus is that a less awkward name would be more enjoyable. Other common names for this move are Orbit, Tornado and Sparkly. What do you think?
Regardless of the icky sounding title, the smear is a rocking off body hoop move that is awesome as a transition and great for keeping the hoop in flow.
I have created a series of tutorials to share this move and it’s variations. Check them out below and get back to me if you come up with a more enticing name.
So many images of love and fear in the media right now but tonight I tuned out and watched a music video clip.
The character in the clip had an old tape player inside of him that was blasting a funky dance track. Others started to hear the soundtrack coming from his belly and were so inspired they would dance around him with wild abandon. The sounds that were coming from inside him made others so happy but he slowly became more and more depressed and withdrawn. Those who were drawn to him could feel his energy and enjoyed his gift of music but to him it had become a burden, he couldn’t see his own light.
Now more than ever we are called to shine our light, to play our sound track, to invite others to dance. Now more than ever we are called to recognise our own light within.
We have been given the gift of hoop dance, expression, freedom to play and this wonderful community of like minded hoopers. I don’t think I can ever articulate fully how grateful I am for that.
Give yourself permission to dance. Own your light.
I heard a song this week. It instantly inspired me. Rushing into the studio, I grabbed my hoop, pressed play and shoved my iPhone into Masao’s hand and simply danced.
This is what happened.
I hope it inspires you to pick up your hoop, to shine your light, to dance with gratitude in your soul and passion for this life we are blessed to live.
Yes, even hoopers lose their mojo. Ever had those times when you feel like you are doing the same moves over and over or you feel your hooping is lacking creativity and energy? Never fear it is totally normal.
Here is a fun solution for you anytime you feel like you might be in a hooping rut.
Choose a move that you are enjoying. Any move.
Here I chose the Smear (aka Orbit/Sparkly/Tornado…whatever you call it!)
If you check out this vid you will see the Smear and 2 other variations.
Then take that move and create a little Flow Session. A short choreography of a few moves that feel like they might flow together.
I took the 3 Smear moves from the video above and rolled them into a Flow Session in this next video. Try it out!
Now make yourself a quick playlist or use another hooper’s playlist. Set it to play randomly and use the music as a guide to bring new energy, pace, emotion and variation to the Flow Session.
Check out these examples I shared on Instagram today. The same Flow Session was the foundation for each practice but the music shifted the emotion, pace and inspired new movement.