Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hula Hoops: Some Overanalysis

Remember when hula hoops were just plain fun and also offered the benefit of exercise?

Now hula hoops are so much more.
An example of New Age thinking:
...At the end, instructor Noelle Powers puts on Mozart and teaches them to stretch with their hoops.

Powers tells her students that hooping is a meditative exercise, a workout for the body and mind. The hoop creates a sacred circle around them, she said, and can be a metaphor for life.

"You're in the middle of this circle, and you're the center, and whatever you decide to do and how you decide to act inside of that will either keep things up, or perhaps the hoop will fall," Powers said. "Then it's up to you to just pick it back up and start moving again."

"It might sound silly," added Martine "Hoopzilla" Koissy, 31, of North Bethesda, "but I feel like the hoop is spinning away the negativity that I have inside."...
Are we no longer capable of having some fun, without overanalyzing and imposing ideology?

You're right, Martine "Hoopzilla" Koissy. It does sound silly. And it is silly, too.

Just go out and have some fun!

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posted by Always On Watch @ 7/27/2008 05:00:00 PM