May 2010 Journal Entries (91)

Chakra 3 . Fire up your internal generator with Hoop Dance!! . Chakra Nation

"Raw energy is created from a combination of the first and second chakras' attributes of matter and movement. The expression of that energy as action is motivated

by survival and pleasure, the instinctual forces that combine to create our

ascending liberating current.

Transforming the instinctual impulses into willed activity is made possible by

the descent of consciousness, which gives form…


Added by Nicole Garrett of Chakra Nation on May 31, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

OMG Finding FLOW part 2

LIFES GOOD!!! is the only way I could begin this... OMG!!!! I found flow again... I am loving hooping more than I ever Imagined.. WOW and Im more excited than ever. Simply because this time I have footage on it, si traje la camara! " Yes I brang the camera!" woohhooo to be continued.. I hope to put of the video asap.... I am happy to share my most joyess day ever... "hoopn for the thrill of it!"~~~HoopAleena~~~ xoxo

Added by Maria Valentin on May 31, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Finding ultimate hoop zen

So the other day I had "a moment" hahah.

It was amazing, I was hooping at the beach for about three hours or so. I had a man with his beach chair walk past me and like many do, say " I have no idea how you're doing that". I laughed it off and said "lots of practice" like I usually do. Then I realized, I had NO IDEA what I was doing either! Or how I was doing it. My mind had been completely removed for the past three hours. I know I have been in this state many times before…

Added by Lindsay 'Sirka' Johnson on May 31, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

My Hoop Convergence 2010: Breaking Blocked Flow

So I was sitting at Hoop Convergence opening circle and I realized I was sitting next to Spiral, Shakti, and Miss Rosie to my right and to my left was Jewels, Caroleena, Stefan and OMG! Inspiration! As someone had shared in this circle, our hoop community in‘3-D’. I felt the flow of this amazing circle. I was so honored to have been surrounded by over 140 hoopers ready to geek out all weekend. So let me start from the beginning of my journey.

A few hours earlier, I found myself hooping…  

Added by Jodi Jainchill- Hoop and Health on May 30, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

once you go poly pro......


So I have have hesitated and hesitated with going with HDPE or PPE tubing for awhile now.

But the more and more I watch Spiral, Shakti, and Rich (my fav hoopers)

And Rich I have the hugest internet crush on you. My friend and I talk about how amazing you are all the time... I want to put you in…


Added by Sunshine Designs on May 29, 2010 at 11:20pm — 19 Comments

Drum Circle!

Had a great time today hooping with a drum circle in the park - bliss! just breathing in the rhythm and letting whatever happen, happen -- meditative and wonderful -- looking forward to their next one. I didn't invite any friends, I was happy being by myself and with the other hoopers who frequent it, but I will next time. Sometimes just don't want to be responsible for making sure they're having a good time -- but how could you miss? Perfect weather, happy times!

Added by Melissa on May 29, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Quick Awesome update

My parents dug through their mass of tools and found the tools I need for hoop making; pipe cutters, pop rivet gun, and a small hand drill. So now all I need are the raw materials!

Locally I have a Home Depot for irrigation tubing. I'm looking at $28.50 for 100ft of 3/4in 160psi tubing, not too bad. But I'm having a hard time finding decently priced, colorful tapes. I don't want to start off ordering tons of tape online. I need to keep cost down as I'm not wanting to sell…

Added by Boann also called Nausi on May 29, 2010 at 9:01pm — 4 Comments

HoopCon Reflections

it was amazing - beautiful - inspiring - GROUNDING.…


Added by claudia hays on May 29, 2010 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment

Progress Tracking

I thought I could use this journal as a way to show other my progress and

to get tips from others.

- Started officially hooping on May 22nd 2010.-

I can currently hoop around my;


-Chest (arms up)

-Arms (Lower, middle and upper)




-Right about the knees

-Shins (But…  

Added by Aja on May 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

practice, practice, practice

I'm working getting a daily practice going in the mornings, before little ones wake up. I'm not going to lie--I LOVE sleep. I'm a sleepaholic. My natural body clock is up at 7:24 a.m., which is a few minutes before the girls start to stir. Hubby wakes up and is out the door by 6:20 a.m., so that's my new personal goal. I figure it will be cool enough outside still and I can maybe share a cup of joe with my man.

They say it takes 30 days to form a habit. I'm starting on…

Added by Sassy Hoops on May 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Making the leap from newbie hooper to hoop jam hostess

Am I insane? Or do I just want to share the fun with others?

Probably a bit of both...

Either way, I'm hosting my first hoop jam June 19. It's going to be an informal thing, from 10 a.m. to noon, at my church/practice space (info posted in the Events on the Home page). Khaanee has committed to join me, and I'm hoping some other folks will come get in on the fun too.

I'll have tunes, bottled water and some hoops for newcomers to use. I'm going to have an…


Added by Traci "CircularPraise" Bonney on May 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


I can NOT believe it!!! Today I was flowing for the first time.. IT WAS MAGICAL! I finally had fluidity in my hooping and to think all this time I was wondering how how how can I do it.. It just happen today!!! I was out at my usual spot outdoors and I just danced my but off to a favorite song and before I knew it BAM!! HOOP!!! Laa La la la.. I WAS FLOWING! Yahooo tooo meee Finally I figured it I have a bit off a sore back and I was a bit sad that out of all days I didnt have a…


Added by Maria Valentin on May 28, 2010 at 5:12pm — 7 Comments

Tomorrow is my 3 week hoopiversary! :)

I can't believe it's almost 3 weeks since I found out the meaning of life: hooping. I haven't gone a day without hooping for at least an hour and I've been catching on a lot quicker then I thought. My parents think I should join the circus, and whenever they make a comment, I don't exactly think it's such a bad idea.
I started out with a beautiful 44" 160 psi hoop and learned waist hooping, the vortex, two handed isolations, waist to knee and knee to waist hooping, chest hooping, one…

Added by Ashley Nicole on May 28, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

it was a moment i couldn't describe so i cried

last night i just couldn't put the hoop down... even on anitbiotics for some sinus infection and this back issue i can't seem to get rid of... hooping helps. i did something bad, or maybe it was the REALLY bad bed that messed up my back...

strange tho, it only hurts when i sit down for more than an hour and the pain starts to creep in and then after 2 hours, i fidgit in the seat at work. my coworkers prolly thing i need preparation-h or something... i try to keep it humorous at work..…  

Added by Shews *Eclipse* on May 28, 2010 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

Non-hooping ... mentally challenging

I need a hoop hug when I get home from work today. I'm totally going to pick up my hoop, crank up some music, and lose myself in the hoop for at least 2 songs.

I did a lot of reading today and learned some pretty unsettling news. It seems that soy is really not a good thing for me at all given the

PCOS ( Its #1 on a list of 5 foods…  

Added by Moregan Kira on May 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


This is my first journal entry. I think it's an appropriate time to start writing entries. I've been hooping for about 2 years. Last night, I had so many breakthroughs. I got into an arguement with my boyfriend and was feeling pretty down. I put on some phish, grabbed my hoop and just got lost in it. All of a sudden, I was doing tricks that I've been trying to nail for about a year. They just started coming. I think because I was able to just let go and just feel it, everything came…


Added by amie sunshine on May 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Hooping: the Gateway Drug

The moment I started spinning my new staff, I was amazed by the parallels to hooping. Weaves, the rising sun, passes, and spins all translated into mind boggling new patterns. I’m in love…all over again. I’m experiencing all the excitement and discovery as when I first started hooping, but this time around I have a foundation of flow techniques to build on. Yet the staff has its own flow and physics. I feel so much of my hoop-style being transformed into this new tribal-ninja dance. I’m in…

Added by Tangled Macrame on May 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

1 month!

i started out with a cheap toys r us hoop. i honestly dont know how i did it for so long. i mastered waist hooping, sustained hooping, isolations, knee hooping, and neck hooping with it. im kind of amazed by myself. now i finally upgraded to a 38" hoop that i bought on hipster-hoops. and i absolutely love it. i never put it down, it goes to school with me, on walks to the park, to gatherings and festivals.…

Added by zoja vagnerova on May 26, 2010 at 7:48am — 2 Comments

Fire hooping!

I love it! There is no other fire gear out there that makes me feel as good as a fire hoop does. When I first lit up and had a spin I thought it would take me ages to get used to the flames all around me like that, but as soon as I got it going I was spinning without a care :D And a couple of days after my first burn I took the fire hoop to a festival and lit it up at the midnight fire jam and went crazy. Hardly anyone here has seen a fire hoop before, so it was quite amazing to the crowd. I…  

Added by Harlow [Hulacination Hoops] on May 25, 2010 at 12:20am — No Comments

Go me!

So I have found that my hoop is a lot easier to work with now that it has been taped. I still can't get all the things I was hoping would magically become easy, but what fun would it be if they had?

I had gotten neck hooping and waist hooping before I taped it, but those are now easier. I did manage to chest hoop without my arms for a few rotations, I wish I had a camera to capture that. I also am getting better and less awkward on half turns in both directions, though I like going with the…  

Added by Cristina C on May 23, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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