Good question! The vortex looks particularly cool with LED hoops, so doing that really fast is still one of my go-to moves. The revolving door, or any type of jump through tricks usually go over very well too! Also, the shoulder duckout - this one I’m not yet comfortable doing near a crowd (it still ends up with a hoop flying away from me sometimes), but people always comment about how cool it is if they see me do it!
I’d be curious to hear what other people think the most crowd-pleasing tricks are!
I probably didn’t feel comfortable performing in front of lots of people until about 6 months or so, but I was ok with hooping in public areas after just a few weeks as long as I had some friends around :)
One 33” and two 20” minis.
I gifted my old 35” to my boyfriend, and I have another hoop in my possession that I’m working on selling/trading :)
Meditate on the Self.
One without two,
Give up the illusion
Of the separate self.
Give up the feeling,
Within or without,
That you are this or that.
Because you think you are the body,
For a long time you have been bound.
Know you are pure awareness.
With this knowledge as your sword
Cut through your chains.
And be happy!
To have humility is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves, but in its sacred independence. It is to see, judge, and act from the point of rest in ourselves. Then, how much disappears, and all that remains falls into place.
In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.” —Dag Hammarskjöld, ”Markings” (via heartmindawakening)
I usually recommend buying a handmade hoop on Etsy in whatever size you’re comfortable with! It’s good to practice with lots of different sizes.
Here’s a good article about hoop size: http://www.hooping.org/2011/02/hoop-size-demystified/