I've been hooping a few weeks now and I'm still having trouble with my hip hooping. How do I get it to stay there? Everytime I try it's on my hips for a few turns, then it's back on my waist. What am I doing wrong?
Becca- when you are hip hooping it's important to keep your front & back pushes even and your tail tucked under to keep it on your hips. There are actually TWO front pushes- one on each side just below your hip bones (the hoop shouldn't be rolling across your hip bones, or HELLO BRUISING! As you learn more pelvic control you'll be able to avoid this better) and another push in the middle of your lower back just above your tailbone.
So you are basically making small circles with your pelvis as opposed to the front/back- side/side pushes of waist hooping. One of my lovely hoop-mammas once told me (bear with me here, lol) pretend you have a pencil in your butt and you're drawing circles on the floor. For whatever reason that WORKED for me. hahah It still took practice, however to be able to keep the hoop where I wanted it.
If the hoop keeps popping up, it usually means that your front push is too strong. Concentrate more on the back push and that should even things out. So keep at it, and think small circles! YOU GOT THIS!! :)
I love hip hooping! :))
But if it keeps going up again, you need to find the right balance between speed and how to push it... when I push too hard with my front hip part, it goes back on my waist aswell. Keep it gentle and as Jennifer said, make small circles. I usually rotate my hips in a small circle and try to keep the pushes even. That should do it :)