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So, I Can Hoop Around My Waist. Now What?

YEAH!!!!! I can hoop around my waist, but where do I go from here? As a beginning hooper I found myself asking that same question.

Hmmmm. I guess I will just start tossing and throwing the hoop around, jump through there; maybe a little something like this……

Does this look right?

Photo Credit: Emma Kenna from Hooping Mad

That was fun! I want to learn some tricks. So obviously my first thought was to look videos up on my computer on YouTube. I decided to look up beginning hula hooping, video overload!

I randomly start watching videos, a few seconds here, few minutes there. It has now become sensory overload. I excitedly run back out and grab my hoop to try all this craziness I just saw. Ugh.

So I go back to hooping on my waist while scratching my head. Sound familiar?




I thought I would gather up a few videos and tutorials that will hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration in your early hooping discovery. Have Fun!

The Vortex

This is probably one of the first moves that many people learn. It only makes sense; the hoop is on your waist and you want to get it above your head. In this tutorial, Deanne Love from HoopLovers shows us several different versions of the vortex.




Isolations are great for a couple of reasons:

1) You don’t have to have the hoop on your body

2) These are great exercises for your arms and shoulders!

The first video from GemGen breaks down the basic concept of a one-handed isolation. The video is a bit long but she does a wonderful job of explaining. She also has a few other tutorials on different types of isolations as well. The second video makes its’ way to us from Faeryn Rose. She demonstrates three different types: standard isolations, ghosting isolations and a ghosting iso-pop weave.




Shoulder and Chest

I’m approaching my 1 year hooping anniversary and still working on the shoulder hooping. I stumbled onto this video by Ann Humphreys. The video is about 11 minutes long, however she does an amazing job at breaking down the technicalities.




There are probably endless ideas that you could come up with to transition between moves. One example is by Soul Hula. This video has been featured before but I thought it was worth looking at again. She offers some easy yet cool looking moves from switching between the horizontal and vertical planes. I also thought I would throw one more in from Deanne Love featuring hooper Ngaire. This is an elbow folding sequence that is great for beginners and a neat graceful move.





There are so many other tricks out there to explore even if you’re just getting started. Don’t worry about perfection and just have fun. I hope these few videos give you some inspiration and encourage you to take some new steps. So go grab your hoop, turn up the music and jam out!

If you have any other videos or suggestions we would love to hear them. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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