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
Brains and bodies are divine things, open to being changed and healed in positive ways. Incorporating simple and fun drills into your hoop playtime will most definitely help you to improve your skills, strengthen your muscles and unlock new patterns in your brain that level up your coordination and balance. This week I am sharing a drill that is ideal for any level of hooper. It is a great warm up for the hands, wrists and arms and with daily practice will help you to really define your twin planes so you create neat patterns and crisp shapes with your twin hoops.
All it takes is 2.5 minutes but will give you rich results. Oh yes! 5 moves, work up to 30 seconds for each move.
Check out the break down of the 5 moves in slow mo then watch the full length video at the bottom of this blog.
Twin hoop tips:
– find matching hoops that are not too heavy and feel good to play and be creative with
– don’t let the hoops take over, stay present in your posture, relax into the moves
– accept that it can take time to find your left and right coordination
– never hoop on bruises
– make sure you warm up and stretch
– play with shapes and patterns
– watch yourself in a mirror if possible
– off body twin hooping is not just about your arms and hands, it is a full body experience. Sometimes you need to bounce and pulse in your body to keep the beat of two hoops moving. Play with rhythmic body movements.
Recently I have been reconnected with the empowering feeling of learning new movement with twin hoops. I have always had a passion for twins as I find them so challenging and the coordination does not come naturally.
If there is one thing I love more than playing with twin hoops myself it is teaching double hoop moves and seeing the process of learning in others.
It usually goes something like this: “oh no too hard” > “ow I might give it a try” > “woah this feels good, it looks great, but I am really just trying to work it all out” > “argh I might just give up” > “oh wait there is a pattern and movement that feels good and expansive” > “yes I think I am getting it, I want more!!” HA!
It was once believed that the brain was a static mass that hung out in our skulls; if you were lucky enough to be born “brainy” then challenges would be few. Thanks to the brainiacs of the world cracking open that theory we now know that our brain has plasticity, like the childhood favourite play… Continue Reading