The Healing Power of Hoop Dance & What I’ve Learned About Healing

A little over 3 months ago, I found the healing power of hoop dance.

I can say, without hesitation, that it has changed my life.

It has healed me in a way like nothing else ever has.

It seems silly, right? Hula hooping? Really?! Yes. Really.

Maybe you’ve never tried it, maybe you haven’t since you were small, maybe you know someone that hoops, maybe YOU hoop… but inside this little circle of light, I found myself again. (If you’re a hooper, I know you totally get this & I see you.)

I’m still a baby hooper, I’m not all that graceful yet, I still have a million & one moves to learn, I still struggle with maintaining flow… but none of that matters.

What matters is the journey & I adore it.

I’m still stretching & getting cozy inside this practice but 3 months into it, hooping almost every day, it has healed so much in me already. Old issues, everyday issues, mama issues, body issues, anxiety, stress, overwhelm… *POOF* – it’s fuckin’ magic.

The movement, the music, the dancing — meditative, energizing, playful.

Honestly, it just may be my desired form of creative expression. That’s a pretty big statement considering I dabble in just about everything under the sun, heh.

I’m leaning into that truth with love though. I’m gonna ride it out & see where it takes me.

I’m not quite ready to share the entire story surrounding my journey yet but today, I am giving you a peek, I’m showing you, that feels right in this moment.

I’m feeling a little vulnerable about the video, even though my hoop practice sessions are only acting as a background behind what I’ve learned to be true about healing… it still feels scary.

I had to remind myself that it’s usually when I feel most afraid that it’s exactly what I should be sharing.

I created the video to support the launch of WomenHeal : an online alliance… there’s a message for you over there, I’d love for you to hop on over & read it & show them some support!

WomenHeal: an Online Alliance
Since the beginning of October, Team WHOA (WomenHeal Online Alliance) have been rolling out gorgeous blog posts in preparation of their 2013 launch.

WHOA has one mission – to create a safe space where women can collectively encourage growth & healing for themselves, each other & the world. Creating a tapestry of brilliance & creativity that stuns with both its beauty & strength. Ringing with clarity, laughter & love.

The beautiful site was envisioned & created by Christa Gallopoulos from Carry It Forward & co-created with Beatriz Alemar, its “Midwife of Magic.”

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit their Mission Page, support them by contributing to their IndieGoGo Campaign & connect with them on Facebook & Twitter.

This project is absolute beauty, I’m honored to take part in their launch.

Wishing you ladies boatloads of love & rooting for you as you bring it to light. Thank you Christa & Bea!

Deep Love, Respect & Gratitude, xox,

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