A little something for you all <3
A little something for you all <3
One thing I have noticed recently is that flow artists sometimes forget a major aspect of body health: stretching! We should WANT to stretch to increase blood circulation and keep our bodies limber for achieving certain moves. Now stretching might seem pretty straight forward but here is some advice for achieving the most out of your stretches. I personally LOVE integrating my hoop with the stretches because it makes me feel really wonderful to connect with it but it also has an organic, unique look to it that is really beautiful and spiritual!
Forthcoming are six important things to consider when trying to get the most out of stretching. Follow HERE for a walk through with basic stretches for the whole body.
During most forms of stretching, practitioners should hold the stretch until they exhale, at which point they may increase or make the stretch more strenuous, if appropriate.
Also make sure that you’re pretty consistent with the stretches you engage in. Generally, each stretch should last at least 20 seconds in duration.
Please be safe during this winter storm! When the weather keeps us in doors, we can watch videos!! I love watching other types of flow arts; and seeing how I can integrate different infusions of each style into my own practice. Here is Marvin Ong, a multi-talented flow artist, I met at Wildfire this past summer. It’s really special to see people sharing their flow and passion. We are all on a journey and remember “there is never an if; it’s just a when”.
Hooping mission for the day:
Since most of you spin other types of object manipulation (poi, baton, staff, levitation stick) this one is for you to get play with and have fun! Have your object of choice ready along with your hoop and a timer. If you can, set your timer with minute intervals, put on a slow song, switch back and forth from hoop to object for 10 minutes. Start to see if you can find dance transitions when you are switching back and forth. Explore similar motions in both styles to see if you can explore unique movements. Pay attention to how each dance form we take can influence everything we do.
If hooping is your only flow art than you can change out the time to dancing without the hoop. Finding happiness with your fabulous form of movement (without the hoop) is a fantastic movement exploration to take on.
Enjoy and be safe!
A little Thursday afternoon hoop practice. <3 Enjoy!
The winter brings us indoors it can make us feel so hindered in our “flow” but it also allows for creative movement. Enjoy!
Just a little fun with some mini hoops! Mini’s are great for smaller spaces especially as the weather gets colder! Enjoy!
Here is our hoop dance sequence from this summer. It’s always a great idea to add in timed choreography to your repertoire along with your creative freestyle form! Happy hooping! <3 Kat
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I have started up a small group for those of you who are interested in meeting up for hoop jams, meet-ups or social gatherings please let me know and I can add you to the group.
Next weekend Saturday June 15th from 9am-1pm, I will be at Ashland Farmers Market opening day with my HOOPS for all to use and play with! Think you are too old for hooping, think again! Hooping is a fabulous way to activate your core while toning the whole body!
Like always, email me for any questions on classes!