This year, I’m on a quest to feel free in every aspect of my life – in how I communicate with others, in my body, with how I show up in the world.
I find ways daily to feel free, and every day I celebrate all the ways in which I feel free. Often what comes up is that I feel the most freedom in my hoop. When that freedom arises, I know I’m in flow, an oft sought after state by hoopers. It’s that sweet place where your mind isn’t even thinking about what you’re doing, yet you’re spinning around the room, looking all badass like a hoop ninja. Those freedom and flow moments inevitibly lead to bliss and that is the theme I’ll be working with in the next series of classes I’ll be teaching through Infinity Hoopdance, starting March 3. I’m super excited to share my nearly 8 years of hoop dance practice to help my students find their own freedom, flow and bliss in the hoop. If you want to deepen your practice, find out more about the classes here.
p.s. I found this cool chart about flow, not to be confused with a flow chart, when I was in some professional development training recently. To be in flow, we want to hang out in the centre zone. To get there we just need to match the level of complexity of the task to our skill level and that is what hoop class is meant to do!
Csikszentmihalyi’s diagram of Flow (Source: Conflict Mediation Coach)