January 04, 2023 2 min read
What’s the trick to getting your hoop on and keeping it on?
Focus on these 3 hot hooping tips for getting your hula hoop started and watch the free video lesson below.
Hoop ON hoopers!
Hooping is all about being centred. If you think about your body like it’s a pole or a spinning top, and your belly button as the central point of contact, you are off to a great start.
When holding the hoop as you prepare to spin it around your waist, open the palm of your hands and make contact with your belly button with the centre of the palm that pushes the hoop off. See the video below.
This will spin your hoop on a flat plane, making it easier for you to stay centred and connected with the hoop's spin. Raise your arms in the air for more alignment, balance and super hooper power!
Connect with the hoop at your belly button as it rolls over it each and every time. Close your eyes and count those contact pushes to draw your focus to the movement and your improvement. Count your personal best.
Initially, feel your body rocking back and forth as it connects with the hoop, but don't rock your feet. Your core is the control centre while your feet keep you grounded. Activate your core awareness and don't forget to breathe!
As you push your hoop off with a flat spin, spinning your body in the same direction as the hoop will add to the momentum of your hoop. Don’t be afraid to lift off! But do make sure you have lots of space around you, especially if you are hooping indoors. Keep the spin small - preferably on the spot and feel the hoop spin with your body.
The video lesson below is one of the first lessons from the Hoop Body Workout. Spinning and beginner hoop moves and tricks are covered in this course in the following lessons.
You can download the full course here
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