okay, so since I started hooping (just since early summer/late spring), all that spinning always makes me dizzy! Then I lose my groove, does anyone have any suggestions on how to improve this? I see some of those hoopers out in the internet world just rocking it and spinning like mad people! I feel I would fall on my face if I spun that many times in a row that fast. overall, I try to spin less with my hooping but I just love the way it looks and feels. Will this just improve over time? or do any of you hoopers have some awesome tips for me?
Yes your brain learns to compinsate with your new activity over time. Some people are hyper sensetive to spinning and have to learn tricks to work with that. One big tip to know is never stop dead in a full spin. Stoping dead will make your brain hardly to "balance' it'self making you dizzy or have vertigo.One trick to "unwind" your brain after spinning for a long time it simply spinning three times in the oppsite direction you where spinning before you stop spinning. Also you want to learn how to 'spot" as they do in ballet or any dance class so that you have a fixed area to look at while you spin. For hoopers using the inside of you hoop makes a easy and good spot since you want your spotting point to be at your eye level. Basicly spotting is finiding an area at your eye level and keeping your vision on that point as you turn by whipping your head around to keep your eyes on that point as you turn. (please don't forget to strech your neck before practice.) If you get a sick feeling in your tummy after practice drink warm lemon water or ginger tea to help settle your tummy after all that work.
Martika made a good point with the spotting point.....so basically if you are spinning and you are looking at everything around you...your eyes are constantly trying to adjust to what you are looking at...so instead of focusing on whats outside of the hoop...focus on the actual hoop itself. on the inside of the hoop...or even your hand. i tend to use my hand or the hoop the most...but if im looking up...i will focus on the sky...or looking down...i will focus on my feet or one spot on the ground. its all a training process....for your body, your eyes, your mind. everything! hope this helps!! <3
It most definitely gets better with time. Your inner ear adjusts and you build up a tolerance to the sensation. Start slowly and work your way up- Maybe limit yourself to 3 or 4 circles at a time to start. You can also try spinning much more slowly, which can look dramatic and help your body get used to the sensations as well.
I can usually spin for ages, but every once in awhile it will catch up with me and catch me off guard. Fortunately, I kind of enjoy the sensation of being dizzy, it reminds me of being a kid and spinning in circles till I fell over, or rolling down a hill. Spinning is one of the very first ways children alter their consciousness, and that dizzy feeling can be quite pleasurable if it doesn't go all the way to nauseous!
You already got some awesome advice, so I'll just offer a testamonial:
I had a horrible time getting dizzy just from spinning a few times in a row. Well, after practicing my spinning (while hooping) For couple months, I've developed a pretty good tolerance for it in a short amount of time. I can spin *a lot* now and not get dizzy, and I'm able to do more and more as I continue. I did utilize that turning to the opposite direction trick any time I started feeling dizzy too. Plus, it makes a nifty trick to do with the hoop. Because of that, now I can waist hoop while turning the opposite direction for a pretty ridiculous amount of time!