My Blog, Your Life: Meet The Hula Hoop Girl!

Swati Shah , 02 Jul 2012

How cool is this? Swati actually teaches a class in Hula Hooping at Studio 189 and I’m so tempted to try it, check out why this girl (from Besos World) loves to Hula so much :) xoxo
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Swati Shah
Swati Shah

First of all… I’d like to tell everyone that anybody can Hula Hoop!  So don’t dismiss it by just assuming it’s too tough and not for you…

It’s pretty popular in the other parts of the world,  in fact an article in the Mid Day a couple of months ago talked about how Liv Tyler relies on her Hoop to stay Fit.

Liv Tyler in Mid Day
Liv Tyler in Mid Day

I want to spread the Hooping joy & introduce its benefits too! It’s a super fun form of cardio and the best part is you wont even know you are working out because its so much fun!

It’s also a form of meditation, where you can be lost for hours with your Hoop and music and your focus is only on your core.

Let me take you through a quick lesson of Hula Hoop Basics (exclusively for MissMalini’s readers)

  1. Find a right size Hoop that suits you, usually any Hoop that rests vertically between your belly button or the middle of your chest should work for you.
  2. Place the Hoop firmly on the small of your back, wind it up and spin it in the direction that comes naturally to you.
  3. Remember not to start making circles with your hips after giving the Hoop the first push. The Hoop will only wobble and fall. The movement comes from your pelvis region and the core. It’s a to and fro movement or side to side. Whichever comes more easily to you. Find your own rhythm and then maintain it. It gets better with practice.
  4. Let the Hoop drop, make sure you don’t stop, Pick it up and  spin it again and then again.
  5. At the end of the first session, you will be able to hold the hoop on your waist  :-)
Swati Shah
Swati Shah

Once you make that connection with your hoop, you can then start walking within the hoop, making circles within the hoop, hand hooping etc.

For more tricks & tips & thrills – Come for my workshop at Studio 189 6th – 8th July from 4 to 5pm
Hula Hoop Workshop
Hula Hoop Workshop

Let me warn you Hooping is highly addictive  :-)

My Hula has become my favourite dance partner and I take it everywhere I travel!

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