“What do most Nobel Laureates, innovative entrepreneurs, artists and performers, well-adjusted children, happy couples and families, and the most successfully adapted mammals have in common? They play enthusiastically throughout their lives.” ~ Stuart Brown, Institute of Play
Exercise the left and right sides of your brain while you hoop. Hooping uses spatial perception, strategy, feeling, patterns, imagination, detail and logic. You’ll learn to do things with both hands and in both directions, challenging mind and body, helping you learn new skills, improve coordination and balance.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
MUSCLE - If you think you’d just be using your hips you’ll be surprised. Stretch and tone muscle all over your body while hooping. Hoopdance uses legs, arms, abs, core and pelvic floor muscles.
IT FEELS GOOD.
“A person’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
I ♥ hooping because it: feels great, keeps me fit, defies gravity, makes me smile, connects, builds focus, generates strength, improves sex, is calming, rocks.
"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs."
~ Charles Baudelaire
© Emilie Joy Rowell, The Joy of Hooping 2012