October 2009 Journal Entries (46)

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"The things that make me different make me beautiful"

Author Unknown.

Added by Rachel on October 30, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Using led necklaces to make a hoop

I tend to do a lot of wandering on the internet and I tend to come across some interesting things. One of those things was a site that sold glow sticks, led items, and other party items. I had already made myself a glow stick hoop at the time and was enjoying it on occasion. This site had led necklaces that I thought might work to string inside a hoop to become an inexpensive led hoop. I asked about using them here and through the answers I decided that I would try it and write a blog on my…  

Added by hoopette on October 30, 2009 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Life is a Circle

I started hooping ...when I made my first hoop and joined this online community, around the same time I began the journey of my 4th pregnancy. Well I didn't get as far with my hooping as I had hoped, mostly due to a loose ligament in my SI joint and a busy summer with three kids...

I am happy to announce that baby was born, a little boy Namkha "Rhythm" Bliss. He was born about a month ago. I gave myself a few weeks to rest and now I am picking up the hoop again. ( I just have to keep him…  

Added by Karen on October 29, 2009 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

Flowers Become Screens

Work is awful. Things are going so badly I don't even have the words. I'm searching for something new. After spending the last three weeks sick and clenching my jaw hard so hard that my face constantly aches I've decided its just not worth it anymore.

The good news is, the worse work is, the better my hooping gets. It is the only thing that lets me clear my mind and not think of the office for more than 5 minutes at a time. Tonight I got out the groove hoop that Nigel doctored up the…  

Added by Gina on October 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Dreaming of Busking...

So last night I decided to research the busking scene in my soon to be new home Atlanta, GA. And the more I read the more excited I got about busing and sharing hoopdance joy. Creating little sequences to wow audiences who haven't seen hoop before and then adding comedy as my skills and confidence as a busker in crease. And last night, all I could dream about was hooping and busking. It was magical.

Hooping is magical. <3 <3

I hope you are all well and are dreaming…  

Added by Laura "Baila" on October 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Numba 1!

So since getting my hoop on October 9th, I've fallen in love with hooping. I'm taking a hooping class on Saturdays with a local hooper, and from the second I realized that it was downright easy to pick the hoop up off of my waist, spin it around in the air, and then put it back on my body with the hoop still spinning I pretty much figured I was the coolest person in the world.

I love that about hooping so far. Once you learn a trick, you've suddenly become totally awesome,…  

Added by Abby Leach on October 28, 2009 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

I'm trying something new

I've never hoopdanced before but when I saw how awesome and fun it looked I knew I wanted to try it out. So here I am! I'm starting to get used to the feel of my hoop and getting some flow down but the tricks are kind of hard. That can't get me down though, parctice makes perfect they always say right? lol I will be honest and admit I'm nowhere near the best or even good, but maybe I could become pretty good. Help would not be ignored if it is given so if anyone has any advice go ahead and lay…  

Added by Tory Hamlyn on October 27, 2009 at 5:17pm — 5 Comments

A hoopdancer's Christmas List

Hoop tape,
Hoops - traditional style, fire hoops, mini hoops, led hoops,
Love the colors pink and blue.
Gift card for Lowe's
Poly tubing 100 PSI
3/4 connectors.
Safire hooping classes Hit: (gift cads are available) www.hoopcity.com
Itunes- gift card please.
Melodia pants, the shortest size and color balck. wwww.melodiadesigns.com

I am dancing now!
A hoopdancer's Christmas List.

Added by Rachel on October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


Looking back I have to say this last years of my life have been hooptastic,
the hoop has helped me through thick and thin; it's been my fortress of joy.

With it I've learned to accept my body, to clear my mind, to FEEL music at another level...

My hoop was my companion traveling around, it's my friend and my aid
soon to be 2 years and still can' get enough; always hungry for more :)

happy hooping

Added by natali echeverri on October 27, 2009 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

Back lift up thingy

I posted a forum entry asking for help on the back lift up, and am glad to say that I finally got it! I can do it standing still AND turning now. It just finally "clicked". And, I'm getting a little better at chest hooping in my natural direction, but the other way---FORGET IT! I look like a fish out of water. But, I'm happy making progress in one direction, so no complaints!

I'm learning that even if I feel like I'm never going to get the hang of something, that I eventually do with…  

Added by Natalie Zem on October 26, 2009 at 9:46am — 2 Comments


Ohmigosh, how can I count the many ways I love the internet??!! I cannot BELIEVE there is a site strictly dedicated to people interested in hooping.


My really good friend Roger, and I, just started this goal-exchange thing where we both wrote down our immediate and long-term goals and e-mailed them to each other. I definitely listed creating a hula-hooping routine by March of 2010 as my top goal. Soooo to find this web-site is unreal!!

Okay, so this is Day…  

Added by roshani adhikary on October 24, 2009 at 8:11pm — 6 Comments

New Generation Hoopers

I'm so excited the hoop group I created has four new members. I can't wait for our group to grow and prosper.

Added by Brionna Echo* on October 23, 2009 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Hooping Terminology

I recently bought Christabella Zamour's book "Hooping - A Fitness Revolution" because I figure the more I know about hooping and the different perspectives I see about how different people think of hooping the better.

It really made me realize how much I have become use to the terminology we use here on Hoop City and that there are so many other terms people use for the same moves.

For example, in the book the warrior jump through is called "dolphin" and vertical hand…  

Added by Amanda of Hip Flick Hoops* on October 23, 2009 at 9:02am — 3 Comments

feeling meh

I've been resting the gimp leg; no ballet, little hooping, no running. More meat than I care to be eating, for the protein.

It all kinda sucks.

And I'd been losing my hoop enthusiasm before then. Why? I love it, still. My best friend is cleared to hoop now and she's gone after it like a tiger. But I got annoyed with it. I feel like I have already stagnated. And I CANNOT manage angle hooping and barrel rolls. I feel constrained with the things I already know how to do, and…  

Added by Lissa Serenhoopity* on October 22, 2009 at 12:04am — 3 Comments

An Affirmation

I am poised, I am calm

My body is no burden, it is light as air

Strength and courage fill my body cells

At the center of life's storms, I stand serene

Energy and joy flood my body cells

What in this world can hold me?

I am free, I am free

I sit serene, centered in wisdom and peace

Come join me friends, and share my joy

Left and Right, and all around me

life's harmony is mine

I am safe, I am sound, all life's harmony comes

to me, it…  

Added by Rachel on October 21, 2009 at 9:49am — 1 Comment


ok, so christina and i got together today in her wonderful new spot....and was great...awesome sterio! FLAT LAND! plenty of room! GREAT....

so we hooped for 2 hours...and thought oooo video! mind u we almost forgot the camera to begin w! soo all nice a sweaty its time to tape...already outa breath...and you know what happens when you get tired! drop, drop, drop!

uuuugggghhhh so i finally get to post a video after a year! and im a darn clutz in it! was trying to show how MUCH…  

Added by amy on October 20, 2009 at 3:49pm — 4 Comments


so friday night there was a free party at genesee valley park! the same place we did whirly wednesday all summer! the big pavillion there is a perfect place for that kind of thing. the pavillion is huge and there's nothing around there, as in nonresidential nearby. just more park and river. there's never been an issue with the volume of the drum circle, and not even for a little electronic music shindig either now! we had looked into having a free day party there back in may, and weekends were…  

Added by Diane on October 19, 2009 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

Retraining your prioritizing...

- What do you want/need right now?

- Why do you want/need that specifically?

- How will it make you feel once to attained that particular thing/person/experience?

- What do you think needs to happen right now; or what do you think is delaying that from coming true?

Taking a time-out to ponder these type questions can often define &/or redefine your short & long term goals. Even better, they bring to your awareness any short/long term goals…  

Added by WhirlWind* on October 19, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments


You know what's funny... I've always been fond of documenting, via journals, photography, video... but I never thought to record myself while hooping. I got to watch Safire's "Love the Process" video, including other hoop city members, & I was left "spin-spired."

My "documenting" fascination started with "writing." I used to draw "crayon" stories; & if you were to see the box of journals and sketch books I've kept (middle thru high school)... needless to say I'm a…  

Added by WhirlWind* on October 18, 2009 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Look what I found!!!


Added by Allie Cat on October 17, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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