The lovely Sandra SaFire Sommerville was one of the earliest inspirations for both of us over here at Treelights. Her infectious positivity and pure joy in hooping and performance never fails to make us want to pick up our hoops, too.
waist hooping hip hooping thigh hooping knee hooping hoop one leg/back in elbow hooping elbow pass/bunny ear pass duck out duck in front weave back weave/reverse weave escalator reverse escalator continuous escalator chest hooping shoulder hooping one shoulder duck out arm weaving breaking and paddling vortex up/hand lift vortex down/drop down – waist, hips, knees continuous vortex/corkscrew wedgie chest roll back roll barrel roll smear
stir the pot walk the dog lasso two-handed lasso drive the bus one-hand isolation two-hand isolation ghosting isolations isopop horizontal isolation – forward and side horizontal cat eyes vertical isolation vertical cat eyes hand spins tuck toss toss under leg helicopter helicopter under leg one-handed helicopter jump through mandala half mandala
Holy moly I think I’ve found my perfect size hoop! I’ve never felt such a natural flow with any hoop before like this one. I can’t wait until I get more comfortable with this size… Woohoo for upgrading!
“Your flow isn’t a thing,
it’s a growth,
a blooming of yourself,
and oneness with your circle.
Your hoop stops becoming an object and instead is thought of as a force of energy.
This force of energy can be
flipped, spun, and
rolled, in any direction
the possibilities are nearly infinite.
Realizing that – wether you do 50 or 5 different tricks in your session –
it’s different every single time,
because you let it happen
instead of forcing it:
THAT IS FLOW!
There’s no room for frustration or sadness,
because there cannot be mistakes,
And FEELING is driven by
passion and emotion.
it cannot be faked,
it cannot be practiced,
it cannot be forced.
You literally lose your mind, there are no thoughts, you just EXIST!
This plastic circle spinning around you, and you just EXIST!
There is sound, and light, and YOU, and in that moment
YOU JUST EXIST!”