I have been hooping for almost two years now. It was only in recent years that I started to notice the mesmerising art of hooping popping up here and there, a friend from out of town was just getting into it at this time and encouraged me to start. I fell in love instantly, it became my own way of meditation, something I had always struggled with. I tried yoga and meditation but having ADD means that it defiantely wasn't for me.
It was a nice reminder that humans are capable of anything if we put our mind and energy into it. Anyone that has had hoop fever knows it's an addictive passion, maybe because there are no limits to what can be done with a hoop, the illusions and tricks that can be mastered are always evolving. Once you start hooping you want to share this feeling with as many people as possible. I started making hoops for friends and sharing the thing that had brought me so much happiness as much as possible. When living in remote mountain villages in Nepal that are stricken by poverty I would bring hoops made from water pipes and coloured tape up for the children, it’s a cost effective toy to brighten the lives of children who have nothing, for most, this was the first toy they ever owned.