I don’t know about you but as the years have flown by I found myself increasingly overwhelmed, serious, worried and concerned about things that were beyond my control. Not only that but my body was undergoing some changes that seemed to suck the energy out of me and at a certain point nothing seemed worth the effort it took to do.
Since I got into hoop dance, a little over a year ago, almost everything has changed. There are many reasons for this but the thing I have the most control over is my ability to pick up my hoop, spin it around my body and get back into my own center, the place in which I connect with my potential and where all my natural resources reside. The place where I know who I am and that all is well and that it is okay to let go and get lost in music and movement and dance.
It is in my center that I discover, over and over, one revolution after another, day in and day out, that Joy lives at the heart of me. Joy is what comes out of me when I release all of my preconceived notions and the opinions of other people and that entire never-ending to-do list to the purifying fire of passion and step into my beingness. The round rhythm of the hoop over my body smooths out the rough and ragged edges, sending shimmering light through my veins, enlivening every cell in my body with the joy of being alive.
Why do you hoop?