"I think I do it on an angle. When I started, I had the whole, "one foot forward, one foot back" thing going on, and I was pushing forward and back. It ended up sinking into pushing a bit to the front right and then to the back left. It has…"
"The front to back or side to side is generally easier to learn, but over time, many people will start to smooth it out to a circular motion. This way, the hoop doesn't lose contact with your body and it's smoother. Kind of like contact…"
"Thanks for the confirmation! I've only been consciously giving the more circular motion for the last two weeks. At first I felt less free forcing that way more but as usual with time and practice it feels more natural now. I am getting…"
"I used to do a mix freely, but I am focusing on circular, as I heard that you can have more success with multihooping with circular motions so I am practicing more circular now. Don't know if anyone else has heard that? I probably…"
"Mostly I'm a side to sider, but it really does depend on what I'm doing in the hoop at the time. If I have music going, you can bet my hips are going to be moving all around! But if I'm stationary and just keeping the hoop…"
"That is the best thing about hooping there is no wrong or right way (till you hit your self in the face ;) .) Just hoop how it helps you, there are steps to each movement that can get you to that end goal but those steps change between person…"
"I just move!;-) I use a mixture of both, if I want to bodyrock and "chi" the hoop, I use a circular motion, picking up speed and making a bigger circle with mu hips. Depends on the hoop too, a bigger heavier one makes me rock back and…"
This is out of curiosity. I know everyone has their own style and what works for them. When I first started my instructor told me to move back and forth instead of in a circular motion with the hoop. It took me forever to get rid of the "wiggle" of moving with the hoop. Although personally I believe I was being pushed by the hoop. :PAnyway, recently a hooping friend overheard me sharing that advice and told me that moving in a circular motion (I don't mean spinning by the way) is what she does…See More
"My first hoop was 46" and made out of 3/4" OD 160PSI. The size was for my height, girth, and experience level (beginner :P). The tubing was because my hands liked the thickness and the PSI was because my hoop was meant for exercise. I…"