I have been hooping for almost 8 months now and almost everytime I have made a breakthrough in my flow it has been after a good smoke session. It's not necassarily me feeling a release but more so a higher (no pun intended) awareness of my body and the way the hoop is working around my body. Yesterday I had a really beautiful moment with the hoop, I forgot I was at a public beach. I wish my phone hadn't been dead so I could have recorded it.
Anyways, half of the videos I have posted is when I am... um... botanically enhanced.
I feel like I hoop so much better (not that I'm terrible or can't have a moment in flow while sober) and it allows me to push past my current limits. I don't learn any new tricks this way but I learn new transitions and gain more understanding of the relationship between the hoop and my body.
Does anyone else feel this way? It's always such a monumental step in my hooping, I carry all information I've learned with me to the next time, whenever it may be. Any similar expiriences?
see now that's something interesting! I did at Electric Forest and all I can say is WOW.
glad a lot of people feel the same way about this...smoking has always been a spiritual thing for me and adding hooping on it is AMAZING :D
I have a really bad problem with anxiety, and I can't really hoop sober. I know this is bad because many people see the herb as a crutch and see dependence on it as pathetic, but I do not. I know that when I hoop, people look; I mean, it's cool, it's different, and it's not really something you see everywhere and have thus tuned out of your minds eye... it's eye catching! I love hooping when no one is around, and I can hoop sober this way, however, in public, if I'm not to a solid 5 (at least), I start having anxiety attacks, shaking, can't breathe, sweating from places I didn't know COULD sweat. I "hear" all the judgmental comments and negative things anyone has ever said to a hooper: attention whore, slut... list goes on... and it ruins hooping for me.
I learn best when I'm a little baked as well. I'm pretty OCD/perfectionist, and when I make a mistake, I'm pretty brutal on myself, add a little herbal to this, and I'm a LOT more forgiving of my own mistakes, and instead, I learn from them like you're supposed to! I used the herb to replace the medications I was taking for depression, anxiety, and pain, and now, I'm more myself then I've ever been in my whole entire life. It makes me sad when I see people who don't understand that just because the ganj makes some of us silly, doesn't mean it does that for everyone, nore does it make it bad. When people find out I smoke, they're typically in a state of "Nooooooooooo..... proove it, you're a liar" because I never look or act high, but if you see me, I'm probably up there, but you would just see me happy and enjoying life.