But frustrations when I began showed me that part of the journey is overcoming those frustrations. It might not be easy to deal with those things but time and again, I'm reminded that my hoop journey is not to be compared with anyone else. My struggles and successes are different from yours and we could learn from each other.
What is hoop love and why I want to share it:
Hoop love for me is about two major things:
1. The hoop practice itself
2. The development of one's self during the time that you are practicing
The hoop practice is something very personal and whether you do it for fitness or for meditation, you do it on a regular basis. Whatever kind of space you have and whatever kind of hoops you have, you could practice. It's not how fast you learn a technique nor how beautifully you could execute it the moment you learn it. It is about the time and discipline you give your practice. Throughout the time that you practice, you could be by yourself or with other people. Each kind of setting could give you new things to learn about your interaction with your hoop, with yourself and with other people.
I have found myself and my friends developing hoop skills and also our personalities throughout this time. I noticed that the more we spend time practicing and developing our hoop skills, the more we realize that there are things in our lives like overthinking or lack of self-confidence that we end up dealing with. The hoop may not be the only tool for us to learn how to face these issues but inside the hoop we could find release and even healing. I would really like to think that even for some of the most technically oriented people (like me), I could share something to the world, as we are a diverse set of people with varied learning styles. I do believe that hoopdance is one of the best examples for me in terms of learning how to express myself and that even the most clumsy and awkward people like me can embrace that and let it flow.
Vision as a hoop love coach
Hooping is always surprising me with new things I learn about object manipulation, as well as my own skills and how I dance. In some ways, hooping is giving me some kind of confidence and this is one of the things I wish to impart to others as well: who they are today could be much better tomorrow as they find their joy in the hoop. It's probably not as obvious because I really focus on a lot of technical details such as breaking down moves and teaching it in that manner. There are also spiritual things that I learn from the hoop -- spiritual in the sense that it has something to do with a person's sense of being. I do want to share it as well and I'll find my voice not just in writing but when I interact with people face to face.
I do want to get myself trained so I could become a more effective guide to other people on their hoop journey. I do think that everyone can learn how to hoop and let go and let it flow. And it takes a balance of technical skills as well as a whole lot love and encouragement to others.