I have been hooping for around 6 months and what a journey it's been. I read the posts on this site, watch the videos and browse the pictures and it seems like hooping really touches peoples lives. I know that since starting my hooping journey my life feels just a bit more whole. What makes it even better is the attitude that hoopers have. You guys are so accepting! When I meet a hooper who has tons more experience I expect to be embarrassed to hoop, to not feel good enough but instead they encourage every step I take and its exactly what I do with the virgin hoopers I've met. Now...if I see someone hoop, whether they are more experienced or less, all I want to do is pick up my hoop and jam with them.
Hooping has brought a kind of spirituality to my life that I never really had before and I love it. I started making hoops about 2 months ago so now I really get to spread the hoop love. I love bringing it into other peoples lives. Most people pick up a hoop, play with it for a while and then put it back down again but in some you see that spark. These people will watch you hoop in awe and when they finally get to pick it up their eyes light up and twinkle! Its exactly how I was when I first saw someone hooping...I just had to learn it.
So six months on and I still have a way to go. I've wanted to make a video for a while but dont have the recording skills, I'm lucky enough to know someone who does! This video doesn't show the skills I have, it doesnt show me as an awesome hooper but it shows the fun of hooping and I just wanted to pass it on.
Check it out at http://vimeo.com/41528525
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video!! Great job to you and the videographer! :)
Im off to check out your video!! I wanted to say...I feel exactly the same way, as many of us do!! I get so excited when I talk to people about Hoopdance, sometimes I have to calm myself down!! Flow is the most amazing thing I have experienced, I mean childbirth was amazing too!! but to be in the state of Flow, wow I could go on and on!! I freakin love to hoop. ahhhhhh!!!
SAFETY DANCE! YES!
I feel the exact same way about hooping. I've been at it for about a year and a half now, and wow it really is a beautiful journey! Before I discovered hooping I felt the same, like there was something missing in my life. Now I just feel complete. This may sound cheesy but hooping actually enabled me to do everything I've always wanted to do and to be the person I've always wanted to be. It gave me self confidence, and helped show me that I am beautiful inside and out. I've always been a bit of a wall flower in large groups of people I don't know, but now I just show up at a party with an armful of hoops and suddenly everyone is laughing and playing together. Even at smaller night clubs haha! When I'm alone in a crowd with only one hoop and wish I had the courage to go meet people, I just start hooping and it gives me the courage I need to walk up to a group to introduce myself. I feel like when I'm nervous I hide in my hoop, like I'm a turtle in its shell. And when I finally have the courage to come out (or I'm too tired to continue hiding in it) I already have a group on interested by standers waiting to talk to me or at least people that won't shoo me away when I'm ready to approach them. And I love it when someone is waiting to ask for a turn with my hoop when I'm done! I love to share :D
Thanks for the responses guys! Kinda funny how we're all effected the in similar ways by a hula hoop!