All-righty, here goes nothing!
This afternoon, while procrastinating on work by spending some time with my hoop, I decided to video tape myself to see what it actually looks like when I hoop. I see so many hoopers everywhere, online and ‘irl’ and again and again I am totally in awe of their styles. Each hooper seems to have a completely different and unique style. From flowing and sensual to funky to fierce and explosive and anything in between. Some do lots of tricks, others just dance. Some hoopers hoop mostly on-body, whereas others do lots of off-body hooping and isolations, with their waist hardly ever touching the hoop . With almost all of these hoopers/styles, I screek ‘ooohhh I want to be able to do that!’ because I feel like I am just doing random stuff, without really having a style.
The video is really basic and pretty monotonous but I do think it nicely depicts my particular style. Very simple, with a lot of focus on dancing and feeling the flow of the hoop. As you can see I am still practicing shoulder hooping . I am loving hooping to very slow and sensual songs lately. It’s actually very hard to hoop slowly, as speed pretty much keeps the hoop up by itself. With slow hooping, you have to really focus and feel the hoop on your body…
Reason I am posting this is because I love watching hoop dance videos myself and always get some new inspiration from it. I also hope this videos inspires even more people to pick up hooping as it is truly life changing. I feel like I am constantly giving myself an energy and happiness boost with every time I pick up the hoop (= every day, lol).