A hula hoop is not only meant to be around your waist. There are so many different tricks that can be done with a hula hoop around your neck, knees, elbows, arms, head, feet, chest, and shoulders: pretty much every part of your body. This, combined with dancing, creates a whole new visual experience for those watching.
Hula hoops have been around as early as 1000 B.C., when the Egyptians used grape vines to make hula hoops. Over the centuries, recreational hooping grew in popularity. In the late 1800s, hooping not only as a dance form but exercise as well was introduced by a Swedish instructor. It wasn’t until the 1950s that hula hoop dancing as a hobby began, and until the 1990s that learning and teaching others new tricks began.
Fire hooping and LED hooping are also very popular. Fire hooping requires new skills in itself, and is incredibly beautiful to watch.
Hula hooping is a hobby of mine, and wherever I go, I love losing myself in my flow- especially when it’s in new cities and countries. I’m even seen hooping on MTV.com at a music festival I attended.
Follow my journey as I hula hoop dance around the world.
Bethel Woods, NY Caumsett State Park, NY Binghamton, NY Bocas del Toro, Panama Panama City, Panama