Yesterday was Day 2 of the Hooping.org 30/30 Hooping Challenge.
On Day 1, last Saturday, I taught my Goddess Hoop Dance Class in the morning and then decided to do an uninterrupted thirty-minute session later in the day. It was freezing cold out so I moved the coffee table and pushed back a love seat and found I had a near-perfect spot for hoop practice in the warmth and comfort of my new living room. The ceiling is high enough to do everything but tosses, so I can live with that. (The picture was taken last January in the living room of the condo that was home until a couple of weeks ago.) I did an easy practice, mostly on-body core hooping, from legs to shoulders. Nothing fancy, just grooving in the hoop.
Yesterday, Day 2, I was so busy during the day that it almost got away from me. We went out to see a movie and by the time I was finally ready to settle into my hoop practice it was after 7:30. Normally, I would blow it off at that hour, but the challenge inspired me to do it anyway. So I put on my Hooping Grace and Gratitude playlist and hoop danced my appreciation for all of the wonderful things I have to celebrate these days: the beautiful home we moved into just before Christmas, the wonderful man who has shared this journey through life with me for the past ten years, our sweet/funny/adorable kitty, Winston and finally feeling good again after being sick with the flu. Hooping gratitude brings a whole new dimension to my practice. It reminds me of the book by Gabrielle Roth called Sweat Your Prayers. Hooping is often an act of prayer for me, of connecting with my spirit and launching my heart’s desires with the turning of my body in the spinning hoop.
Today is Day 3. I’ll let you know how it goes.
How about you? Have you started the 30/30 Hooping Challenge? If not, it’s never to late. The real commitment is between you and your hoop. As you put in the time the hoop pays automatic dividends; so many that it will make your head spin. More about that later. For now, I’m off to get my hoop flow on.