I started hooping not only because it looked amazing, but also because I hoped it would help me with my depression. I have not been diagnosed with depression because I am scared that if I go to see someone they will force me to take medication, I was hoping to find a holistic solution to my problem by eating a vegan diet and hooping/meditating.
I am now a vegetarian and have been hooping for around two months. While I am hooping I feel great,
like nothing else matters, sadly I do not find it to be helping with my depression like it has with others.
The other day I was in my kitchen and started crying for no reason, I got really upset and found it hard to breathe. I thought that hooping would help me get my mind off of how I was feeling but I was so upset that I could not do anything. The tricks that I could normally do became very difficult and I continuously hit myself in the face accidentally. I sadly dropped the hoop and went to my room to deal with my problems.
I'm really hoping that if I stick with hooping it will help me mentally, I have history of self-harm up to now and mild to sometimes severe depression. I'm not sure if I really am depressed or if I'm just making myself this way which makes this whole situation a lot harder to deal with.
Finding a hoop community has made me a lot happier, even though I do not talk to many people on here or other hooping sites it makes me feel safe to know that there are so many loving people with open hearts in this community.
Love and Light to everyone!!