Although I am not a extremely avid yoga attendee, I enjoy it very much. so I recently began to do 'namaste' yoga which really just a FitTV channel show, but it allows me to practice for no cost in the my home which is a great start!
On the other hand I have been an avid hooper for almost five years. One day after many bruises and failed attempts i realized the importance that balance, strong steady center, concentration as well as proper breathing would really enhance my hooping. I began to do gentle yoga through my colleges rec department and certain moves and tricks were dramatically improved after just one session of yoga.
NOW I always do yoga before practice and performance. I find it gives me a BIG advantage in sticking tricks and flowing through my dance.
Some yoga moves I incorporate are tree pose, king dancer pose, version of cow pose with one leg up (hoop on foot) out of a back sumersalt from reclined big toe pose. So the sequence starts of my back then hoop on one foot for reclined big toe > shoulder stand. back somer sault > variation of cow pose. It took me about 3 1/2 years to accomplish this sequence and I can only do it with my right foot controlling the hoop.
Anyone got any yoga goop tricks? Or ideas to try?!