I can twirl!!!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Okay, it's not elegant. At all. But the hoop goes round and round and round and round. Yay.
I've now got to being consistently able to do 15 to 20 twirls. And in one awesome instance, I had it going for 42 twirls. WHEEEE!
It feels like it's going in slow motion - the speed at which I start twirling is _very_ much faster than the final few twirls, I can tell you. But it feels good. I've got to where I will do it over and over and over for about 5 to 10 minutes at a stretch. Eyes closed seems to work best, but now I'm beginning to twirl with my eyes open, too, and it still works. And counter-clockwise is slow, but it's coming along too.
Best of all - I had some errands to run this afternoon - I found I was actually walking differently, more in tune with my centre of balance. I've always had good posture, but this was waaaaaay different, like a short, squat, ballerina almost. Very interesting feeling - I _like_ it! :)
I think I'm keeping the hoop. May even go out and buy a few more hoops if I get any good at the tricks. Still can't do the booty bump - I try to get into position, and thud, the hoop falls straight down. I'll have to keep practicing, because that looks like fun, and so much cuter than the basic twirl/rock motion.
And there's a hoop-dancing class right off the subway, too - hmm, tempting - but first, I'll practice a bit more on my own. I'm getting visions of actually getting good at this. :)