I'm a list maker - if you could see my desk you would see countless post it notes, to do lists, notebooks full of important stuff (at the moment at least). I feel like I have to get it out of my head and on paper so I can remember it better...it's just how I process information - ah the visual learner! I'm sharing this because I recently was weighing the pros and cons of hooping indoors vs. outdoors. Now that I can get outside and practice I am reconnecting with some tricks that I haven't spent any time on because I've been stuck inside. I made a little video for you of 4 fun moves I like to bust out when I am outside - no ceiling limits - perhaps some wind or bumpy terrain to deal with but oh man! No ceilings! That has to be the biggest advantage to outdoor hoop dancing!
What do you like to do outside when hooping? Here is what my pros and cons list looks like for an outdoor hoop practice:
pro: no ceiling = big tosses, sunshine, beautiful locations, people see me and I get to spread the hoop love
con: hoop rolls away and it goes far, temperature / weather, surface challenges, strangers interrupting my practice, allergies
Have I missed any? Can you think of any others?
I hope you can join me this summer if you are in Charlottetown - so many fun things planned for our hoop community including a hoop retreat, a mindfulness workshop by Hoop Bloom, more hoop workshops in New London and some weekly park jams all through July and August!
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Carron is passionate about all things HOOP, improving your hoop dance practice and creating a hoop dance community!