What is Hoop Yoga? by Rebecca Halls
Hoop Yoga is a fusion of new and old forms of somatic education; a marriage between systematic structures of asanas and pranayama and the dynamic qualities of hoop dance which stimulates our subtle anatomy. Connecting to one's own respiration, and being aware of one's central axis allows this practice to be an energising and fun dance between control and surrender.
Class begins with breath work and meditation, then transitions into a series of vinyasas where the hoop serves as a playful assistant in deepening the surrender to asana and one's own rhythm and flow of breath. Hoop Yoga stimulates our head-tail connection activating the life force (Prana/Qi), waking up the fluids and nerves in the spine to circulate new energy into organs, muscles and bones and extremities.