Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hoop Yoga

They come out for picnics, birthday parties, and backyard summer fun. The hula hoop - one of America’s oldest fads predating the 1950s – are now sneaking their way into yoga studios!
Hoop Yoga recently made it’s way to an Alluem Kids class at Alluem Yoga in Cranford, NJ. The kids grabbed their hoops and started hooping it up! Hula Hooping alone is a great tool for connecting with your body, which is what we strive to do in yoga. Grounding your feet into the earth for stability, being mindful of your surroundings, utilizing core strength, and feeling the hoop rotate the circumference of your body – all aids in achieving body awareness. And what better way to teach a child about body awareness then through play!
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  1. The picture is giving me some ideas. I have only used the hoop as a "passing" tool. I would love to hear more ideas for using the hula hoop in kids yoga classes.

  2. Be sure to check out the full article at Yoga in my School for a whole mess of ideas!