Hula hoop Yoga Fusion

February 17, 2020 2 min read

Hula hoop Yoga Fusion

Hoop Community meets the Yoga Community….. I think you’re going to like one another!

I have always been a fan of fusion classes. Exercising in different and unique ways is FUN! I would ask myself, “How can belly dancing benefit my hula hooping practice?” Or, “how can yoga benefit my abilities as a hula hooper?”

This sequence introduces how we can bring the hula hoop into our yoga or work out routines.  I believe that if you like yoga and hooping then you will LOVE this sequence!

 

As you move through the hula hoop + yoga fusion poses, keep in mind it is best to not put too much weight on your hoop, unless of course, you are using one of our patented Body Hoops™!. Think of the hoop as a little help with balance, that’s all! Imagine putting about 5 to 10% of your weight into the hoop while using legs, core, and arms to sustain the rest.

Many of these stretches or exercises are best done with a fitness hoop, but a better choice is one of our weighted Body Hoops™

 

Forward Fold aka Uttanasana

Engage your core and hinge at the waist, hold and breathe for 5+ breaths

Uttanasana forward fold

 

Yoga Mudra

Play with bringing your hands closer and farther apart

Yoga Mudra with a hoop

 

Twisted Warrior aka Virabhadrasana

Twist from your low belly all the way up! Feel the legs squeeze together and press strongly through your back leg. You can do this with the breath by exhaling and twisting, inhaling and coming back to center!

Virabhadrasana with a hula hoop

 

Warrior III aka Virabhadrasana III

Keep the torso, legs, and arms in one straight strong line. For a challenge lift the hula hoop off of the ground.

Virabhadrasana III with a hula hoop

 

Triangle Pose reach aka Trikonasana

Maintain a strong core and strong legs! You can roll the hoop away from the body and towards the body to make this more dynamic.

hula hoop Trikonasana

 

Low Lunge with backbend aka Anjaneyasana

Keep the tailbone tucked so that you protect the low back! Roll the shoulders back and down and extend from the heart.

hula hoop low lunge

 

Tree pose with side bend aka Vriksasana

Add a little side bend for more core work!

hula hoop tree pose

 

Dancers pose aka Natarajasana

Try not to kick too hard into your hula hoop here.

dancer pose with a hula hoop

 

So how did you like the hoop yoga fusion? Is it something you would practice? 

We LOVE hearing from our fans. Leave a comment below and we'll get back to you right away!

 

Amanda
A.K.A. HummingBird

 


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