Elephants

Elephants

Elephants are my favorite animals. They are an extremely intelligent species whose women live in packs all together while the men live primarily solitary lives. The women are extremely maternal towards their young and often are on the outside of the packs while the babies are in between all of them. An old female, the matriarch, leads the packs that can consist of anywhere from 5 to 1,000 members. Besides the noises audible to human ears, elephants also communicate using infrasounds. After their 60-80 year life, they are one of the only species besides humans that hold a ceremony for their dead. This often consists of placing the deceased in a shallow grave and covering him/her with dirt, leaves, and branches. They are known to stay at these grave sites for a few days before moving on, both literally and figuratively. How can you not love and respect this intelligent and compassionate beast?

Practice, Practice, Practice

I’ve been practicing so much hooping! My favorite music to do it to is Beats Antique. Please, if you guys have suggestions of more music to flow to, let me know! So far, I’ve got down a few tricks on my right side, and tonight, I’ve been working on learning those with my left. It’s so hard, but so, so much fun! I’m literally addicted. I have ordered two hoops from hoopsupplies.com that glow in the dark and collapse for travel, and have made three of them myself! I’ll make sure to take photographs of the next one I make and post a DIY so anyone who wants to can make their own. They’re very simple to make, and each one costs about $5 or less. Not only is it a blast, but a great workout, too! I hope I inspire at least one of you reading this to pick up a hoop and give it a shot. If you do, don’t get discouraged when you can’t get the tricks right away! They’re difficult to pick up and you really need to work at it. Let me tell you though, it’s so worth it when you do! Happy hooping!