I've got the secret y'all. It's easy and you will love it.
Here it is.
Are you ready?
GRAB THAT HOOP! Yes, it's true, the best way to become a better, more flowing, more knowledgeable hooper is to actually do it. I know, life is busy and sometimes you just feel like you've lost your hoop mojo. That feeling doesn't escape me either sometimes. But actually picking up your hoop, and just organically moving it, not for the purpose of making a video or a #stopdropandhoop post, can do wonders. The competition that seems to have reared it's ugly head in the current hoop scene can really stagger creativity and make us forget why we fell in love with the plastic circle.
Another tip? Close your eyes, and visualize yourself hoop dancing. Imagine what you want your flow to look like. Take the time to day dream, and then try to put it into action. In a world full of "check those notifications, binge watch this new show, etc", it can be AMAZING to just let your mind wander.
You're an amazing hooper, and this flow journey never ends. Aren't we lucky for that??