Hula hoops for fertility? Not just for kids, hooping can enhance your baby-making potential and keep you fit during pregnancy.
Hula hooping, made popular in the 1950's, is making a comeback, but not just among little girls. Today grown adults are swinging hoops for fun and fitness. This joyful exercise is especially great for women's health. For those trying to conceive, hula hoops for fertility can optimize energy and blood flow through the hips and pelvis. Even for pregnant mamas- with the bump and all – hooping can be a fun, effective, and safe way to stay fit and feel great.
Female energy is characterized by a round, cyclical nature, and hula hoping is a terrific compliment to femininity. In a modern world where women take on masculine roles in the workplace, home, and even the way we exercise, the comeback of activities such as belly dancing, hula hooping, and even pole dancing offers women ways to express their feminine nature through expressive, empowering movement.
Hooping is an easy and fun low-impact exercise. In addition to the usual pros of working out, including improved strength, flexibility, endurance, and metabolism, hula hooping improves mobility in the spine whilst delivering a therapeutic massage to abdominal organs. Most importantly, hooping is a great way to unwind and have fun. The playful nature of hula hoops helps to transform stress and add years to our lives.
Getting started with hula hoops for fertility
Hoops are widely available online in bold and sparkly colors. Be sure to get the right size hoop… A kid's hoop (found commonly at toy stores) will not work for grown-ups!
As a beginner, be patient! In the beginning the hoop may be falling to the floor more than spinning round in circles, but with a bit of practice you'll be hooping like a pro!
Hoopnotica sells a special light-weight hoop, called the “Prego-O” for pregnant women as well as an instruction manual on how to hoop while pregnant. This company, founded by new mom and fabulous hoopess, Rayna, also offers classes in Los Angeles for anyone that wants to learn to hoop for better health.
photo credit: Brian Tomlinson