Aerial Hoop (Lyra/Ring) Moves

This page is a work in progress.

Basics positions

Usually not easy or even appropriate for beginners, these are still foundational moves and often used as transitions between poses/tricks. Several of them are mentioned/explained in How to Get up on the Hoop.

Beginner (-ish) poses

Variations might be more advanced.

Angel

Amazon

Arabesque

Back Balance

Birdie

Bird’s Nest

Candlestick

Cradle

Crescent Moon

Delilah

Front Balance

Gazelle

Hip Hold

Hocks

Man in the Moon

Mermaid

Pike

Push Bar out (& Hocks on Top)

Push out Split

Running/Walking Man

Scorpion

Secretary

Side Star

Splits Away (Grand Split)

Stag/Splits under the Bar

Star on the Bar (/Back Star)

Straddle

Vertical Split

Waist Balance

Wine Glass

Quick video that covers a lot of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGexyg_qTU

Harder tricks

Elbow hang

Shoulder mount

Meat Hook

Toe hang

Heel hang

Rolls

Milwheel

Neck Hang

Lean out on Knees

Jigsaw

Horizontal Split

Inverted Split

Back Circles

Relevant blog posts

How to Get up on the Hoop