Category Archives: Mandalas

25 Hula Hoop Tricks with Tutorials : Fun Hand & Arms Tricks You Might Not Have Tried Yet

25 Hula Hoop Tricks with Tutorials : Fun Hand & Arms Tricks You Might Not Have Tried Yet


There are hundreds of ways to spin a hula hoop and not all of them are on your waist (although that is super fun! Try it out ) Learning hoop tricks is a great way to strengthen your body and tone your arms but will also give you great focus for your workouts and dance.

Try any of these 40 moves, mix them up, use them as a workout or combine them for a fun hoop dance choreography. Then share it with me on Instagram @deannelovexo

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Upper Body Breaks : Tips, Drills & Flow Session

Upper Body Breaks : Tips, Drills & Flow Session

Breaks are those powerful and usually sharp changes in the hoop’s direction.

They can take time, focus and patience to become playful and part of your natural style so I made you three new tutorials this week to help you along the journey and I will add some of my past breaks and paddles tutorials below for some extra support. The key is to relax, understand the moves and have some fun; plus don’t give up too quickly, keep at it.

You can find all of these tutorials on my YouTube channel for free so make sure you subscribe. Or you can watch them on the Hooplovers App which is also free to download for iOS and Android. Or if you want to go next level then train with me via my Beauty in the Breaks online workshop.

We started the week with Inner Elbow Trap Breaks. Before I show you how funky and playful these breaks are I also share 4 tips for beautiful breaks, so give this video a watch and put a comment below the vid if you have questions or want to celebrate your success with me!

Inner Elbow Breaks Hula Hoop Tutorial

An awesome way to amplify your motor memory for repetitive moves is to drill them or try interval training like the practice I put int he next video. Pick a move, or in this week’s video I chose 4, and practice them on repeat. Grab your hoop and try it with me. We will do 4 moves for 20 seconds each and 2 rounds of that. You can always do more or less, depending on what feels right for you.

Hoop Drill: Upper Body Breaks Hula Hoop Tutorial

Now it is time to flow it all together, find freedom in the movements, more connection with your hoop, dance in your feet, and your very own style and playfulness. I combined the inner elbow trap breaks with a barrel roll into a mandala.

Flow Session: Break Barrel Roll

I hope you enjoyed this week’s in-depth look at the inner elbow breaks and how to practice them plus incorporate them in to your very own style.

Here are some of my past tutorials for breaks and paddles. Check out a whole playlist here.

Learn How to Paddle & Break Hoop Tutorial

Sorry Justin Bieber: Hoop Workout with Deanne Love

Hoop Breaks Patterns: Guided Hoop Meditation

Do you want to learn more about Breaks? Do you want to train with me? Find our more.

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Prayer Hand Mandala : Tutorial, Workout & Flow Session

Prayer Hand Mandala : Tutorial, Workout & Flow Session

There are some hoop moves that float in and out of my practice as favourites. The Prayer Hand Mandala is definitely one of those moves. I made a 3 part series this week to remind us of the beautiful expansion and strength that this move gives the body. You can find the 3 part series on my YouTube channel. On Tuesday I uploaded the Prayer Hand Mandala tutorial, on Wednesday I shared a supportive workout to get our shoulders flexible and strong (a great way to warm up), then on Friday we will rock out the Prayer Hand Flow Session. Make sure you are subscribed to the channel so you don’t miss it and check out my Insta tips at the bottom of this blog.

Mandala hoop moves are those majestic hula hoop tricks that have the hoop creating patterns and circular shapes mostly int he back plane of the body; but like all creative hoopers know there is always space for variation. So this first video this week will break down the Prayer Hand Mandala, how to move in and out of it and some sweet variations.

Prayer Hand Mandala

Strong, flexible, aligned and powerful shoulders are going to make the Prayer Hand Mandala more freeing and accessible for you. It is important to find complimentary practices that support your hoop dance flow, your flexibility and strength so here are 4 moves that I like to do to warm up, tone and strengthen my upper body. Follow along with me. I am going to do each move for 20 seconds and in this video I do 2 sets. Try it with me.

Flexible & Strong Shoulders

And a heart opening flow Session including the Prayer Hand Mandala, fancy palm spins and a cool linear isolation.

Heart Opening Flow Session

Tag me on Instagram if you are loving the Prayer Hand Mandala, the Flow Session or you have some other shoulder warm-ups and stretches that you enjoy! Here are a few more Insta tips to keep you flowing with the Prayer Hand Mandala.


15 Hoop Moves Your Body Will Thank You For

15 Hoop Moves Your Body Will Thank You For

Hoop goals! Yeah.

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

If you are totally new to hooping check out my Total Beginners playlist on YouTube or the On Body Hooping workshop online.

Fun for EVERY body.

Now for a gazillion hoop tutorials. Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom…I have some questions I would love you to answer!

1. Body Rolls :

2. Isolations :

3. Shoulder Hooping :

4. Mandalas :

5. Transitions On & Off :

6. Wedgies :

7. Breaks :

8. 3 Beat Weave :

Beginner Twins Sequence

9. Knee hooping :

10. Pizza Toss :

11. Escalators:

12. Vertical Hooping :

13. Knee to Waist :

14. Waist to Upper Body :

15. Vortex :

Don’t forget you can check all these vids out on the new Hooplovers app (Android version on it’s way…thanks for being patient) Download HOOPLOVERS App here for 100s of Hoop Tutorials.

Now tell me…

What is your fav hoop move?
What has been the biggest struggle for you?
What are you committed to working on right now?

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