Hula Hooping Beautiful.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 27, 2012
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“Its hard to make hula hooping bad ass, but this gal did it.”

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Everyone disagrees about everything except one thing: Everyone loves Hula Hooping.

Reddit comment of note:

“That looks cool and she is attractive. Upvote.”



Holy wow having now watched the whole thing I love this one. I like this one (mostly ’cause of the song, which reminds me of this):

For “Best Hula Hoop” Videos compilation from a year ago, click here. Let us know if we missed anything!


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


13 Responses to “Hula Hooping Beautiful.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Okay, I'm a guy. This isn't meant to be profound…just some amazing hula hoop videos. Yes, we do much better than this. But we also do fun. And that third video is awesome.

    PS: next time you want to urge us to raise the bar, try punctuation and capitalization. It's a little like walking into a restaurant with your pants on and complaining about the service.

    ~ Waylon

  2. I thought it was fun, cute…not "soft porn" at all! (And I'm a girl. And I love to hula hoop.)

  3. Emm says:

    Both of these girls have their own unique hooping style and both are graceful and beautiful regardless of what they are wearing. It's not that big of a deal, is it? it's totally fun and inspirational for some of us.

  4. rendies says:

    I am a female, and I can really appreciate all of these videos! They made my day and there is not a thing distasteful about them. I could see how it could make some twitch with jealousy because the hoopers are simply captivating in every movement but no one can deny the talent here. Very Elephant Journal-esque. Thank you Waylon!

  5. Clarissa says:

    the third video was AWESOME!!!! Definitely more "spiritual" and gifted hoopers than uh…Hoopsy-Daisy? But in the end, hooping is supposed to be FUN anyway, so who cares? I definitely *would* have loved to see some guys up there like Baxter who have really influenced the hooping community……or maybe the trailer for the super amazing documentary Hoop Life that people are still trying to finish. Thanks for posting!

  6. elephantjournal says:

    I just think there's a knee-jerk reaction against female sexuality by some elephant readers. That's fine, because objectification is a problem. But in my experience at yoga festivals, etc., many of my friends and acquaintances are delighted to hoop and do so knowing full well they're sexy, whatever they "look" like from a conventional beauty pov. The outfits, the moves, it's all a delight in play.

  7. elephantjournal says:

    Yes, "without"! Nice catch.

    The NYT knows where to reach me, I'd be honored to be exposed by them as a person who wants to live a beneficial life and who appreciates sexuality, at the same time. I've never pretended anything otherwise.

  8. robertwolf681 says:

    The NYT called and said exposés are no fun when the exposee in question exhibits not the slightest degree of chagrin.

    And, yeah, being serious(ish) for a moment, the hooper in the furry boots is very attractive, clearly enjoying herself, and she makes my tummy go all funny. What's not to like?

  9. Kimmi Luu says:

    I LOVE da hoops!

    Also check out one of my faves from cirque du soleil:

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  12. ellen says:

    I love miss Jade! What a joy to get to watch her playing in the fountain with her hoops and the other people cooling off.