so i was wondering how many of you hoopers can actually hoop and do tricks in both directions? i hoop to my left, that's what i'm most comfortable with, but i want to be able to hoop to my right as well, and do all the tricks i know.
atm i can barely do waist hooping to my right without it feeling so awkward and like i've never hooped before! lol but i managed a few times to bring the hoop up to my neck using my arms (hooping to my right!)
i want to be able to hoop in both directions mainly because i heard it's healthier and everyone should know how, and also i get dizzy sometimes :(
i imagine the more i practice, just like when i first started hooping, that i will eventually be able to do everything i can do hooping to my right.
if anyone has any tips/suggestions, or stories on this please let me know! :))
Early in my hooping, I learned the benefit of opposite hooping: I get new tricks easier in the opposite direction but I get good at them in my usual direction. For my practice, I have a playlist and I try to change directions when the songs change. What usually happens, though, is I get in the groove and then 3 songs have gone by. Then I change directions.
I spin to the right, but am currently working with the left. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that my childhood accident of breaking my left clavicle left me limited. I don't have the same range with the left shoulder as the right. But, with practice, practice, practice, it is getting better. I suggest don't use the dominant direction/side at all. Make it a challenge. Kind of like practicing with no hands, or only on body, or only isolations. Its only a little suggestion, and it keeps it interesting.
Love & Light,