Tonight is an ideal time for going outside to gaze up at the gas giant that is Jupiter as it is now closer than it has been since the early 1960’s, and it won’t be this close to us again for another twelve more years. Bring your hoop while your at it… Astrologically, Jupiter represents optimism and expansion~ I like to think of it as expanding my feeling of hope in this world that is complicated with so much hard. Despite Jupiter’s winds gusting hundreds of miles an hour, and cyclones raging that are twice as wide as Earth, the planet still represents hope & positivity. This, too, is the feeling that hooping offers me on the regular. Of course there is a great deal of suffering throughout our world and lives, and sometimes environments that feel altogether inhospitable, yet when we step inside of the hoop we tend to feel safe, grounded and generally really good. Consider, too, that Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is a visually stunning sphere covered in disks just like hoola hoops! What a better way to exponentially expand our hopefulness, hoopfulness, and all-around optimism but to hoop tonight while staring up at Jupe!?! Do let me know how it goes. : )
Archive for September, 2010
Come out to Joe’s Movement Emporium tonight for the first of a weekly Hump Day Hoop Jam on Wednesdays from 7-8pm. Hoops and music provided or bring your own if you like! Hoop Jams are free-style hooping sessions to hoop your heart out and build community with other hoopers in the process. There is no formal instruction at a hoop jam, just self-practice and play, and possibly also sharing skills between willing hoopers who aren’t in the middle of their stream of flow. : ) Tonight we’ll also be joined by hoopers from the DCHC Flash Mob project who’re working on choreography for hooping flash mobs to take place in the next few weeks leading up to World Hoop Day! Kick off your fall season right by coming out to hoop tonight! Donations for the space & jam are welcomed~ strictly pay what you can. See you at 7~
This is one of my all time favorite hoop shots for so many reasons (thank you Christine for taking it! and Carol for sharing!). The composition & lighting= my cup of tea. It a picture of my oldest friend on earth, Carol, whom I have known since the ripe young age of one. It’s a picture of a beautiful rainbow hoop complete with alien inside- and don’t we all feel a little alien now and then? In it, Carol’s giving a *beso* to the alien kin, AND wearing an iFree tee that is pretty much the coolest t-shirt this side of anywhere. Everyone and thing is laying on the ground which is such a nice gift for ourselves in this fast-paced culture where we rarely stop to lay down unless we’re in bed. Lastly, this picture was taken at Joe’s Movement Emporium- where I’ll be starting new classes on Monday the 13th- new HumpDayHoopJams on Wednesdays beginning next week, and where we’ll be having the screening of the new-hot & not-yet-released documentary about hoopers called The Hooping Life on Saturday October 9th in celebration and FUNdraising for World Hoop Day 10.10.10!