Have you ever wished that you knew how to juggle? It’s a great trick that will really impress your friends, but you might be intimidated because you think that you have to be very skilled and co-ordinated to learn. However, that is not the case! Juggling is easier than it looks and you can learn it in a process of easy to follow steps.
In this post you will find a YouTube video that will explain the basics of juggling. Once you get the hang of it, all you need to do is practice until the motion becomes second nature to you. Take your time and do it slowly at first, then speed up the motions.
Juggling is not only a great hobby because it’s a cool trick to do at parties – it’s also a great way to improve your hand eye coordination and develop your arm muscles. Who knows, you might even make some money by busking with your juggling skills in a public square somewhere?
What to Juggle While You are Learning
When you first start out with juggling, you will want to practice with items that are small enough to grab and have a bit of weight to them. You won’t want to juggle a heavy metal ball, but something that weighs as much as an apple is a good place to start. If the item is too light, then you might accidently end up throwing it too high.
Once you have improved your juggling skills you will be able to move onto other popular objects such as hoops, clubs and more. However, these items can be too complex to work with when you are just starting out, so it is best to stick with the basics and use something simple.
Balls can be a good thing to start off with, but many jugglers prefer to use bean bags. They are easier to grip and have a little bit of give, so they can be easier to catch and throw up into the air. Also, when you drop a ball it will roll away and you will have to go running after it. The same doesn’t happen when you drop a bean bag, it just stays on the floor and you can easily pick it up. This means that you will be able to spend more time juggling and less time running around chasing wayward balls.
In fact, many hobby shops and toy shows sell bean bags that are designed with jugglers in mind. Why not give the gift of juggling to someone that you love? Juggling bean bags make a perfect stocking filler and there are plenty of great designs available online. Take the time to look through the options so that you can choose something with the right heft and weight. They are not too expensive and they will last for a long time, so they are something that a friend that juggles will get a lot of use out of!