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Juggling

as a hobby

Juggling is a very special kind of meditation that trains your mind to focus on one thing at a time.

Thom Wall

Juggling is a fun and challenging hobby that involves throwing and catching objects in the air. It can improve your hand-eye coordination, concentration, and creativity. To get started, you need some juggling balls or other suitable items, and a clear space to practice. You can learn the basic patterns from online tutorials or books, and then progress to more advanced tricks and variations. Juggling is a great way to relax, exercise, and impress your friends!

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Videos

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YouTube | The Beauty and Mathematics of Juggling | Alexander Leymann | TEDxDresden
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YouTube | Learn to JUGGLE 3 BALLS – Beginner Tutorial

Podcasts

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Juggling enhances connections in the brain.

Terms

Basic lingo for orientation.

  • Cascade: The most common juggling pattern, where balls are thrown alternately from each hand in an arc shape.
  • Flash: A juggling trick where all the balls are thrown and caught once without any pauses.
  • Shower: A juggling pattern where balls are thrown in a circular motion from one hand to the other, with one hand throwing over the top and the other catching underneath.
  • Siteswap: A notation system that describes the height and timing of each throw in a juggling pattern.
  • Multiplex: A juggling technique where two or more balls are thrown or caught with one hand at the same time.

How to start juggling as a hobby

First moves for getting acquainted and breaking the ice.

It is pretty straightforward. If you have three small, similar-sized, round objects that can withstand falls (like tennis balls, unlike eggs), grab them and watch a reputable YouTube tutorial. Otherwise, buy juggling balls first (or special eggs that are fall-resistant).

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FAQS

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Is juggling difficult to learn?

Juggling can be challenging to learn at first, but with practice and patience, anyone can learn how to juggle.

Do I need to have good hand-eye coordination to juggle?

Good hand-eye coordination can certainly help when learning how to juggle, but it is not a requirement. With practice, anyone can improve their coordination.

What are some common mistakes and challenges when learning to juggle?

Some common mistakes and challenges when learning to juggle are throwing the balls too high or low, throwing them too far forward or backward, looking at each ball instead of at a fixed point in front of you, moving your feet or body too much, dropping the balls frequently, getting frustrated or bored, or giving up too soon. To overcome these difficulties, you need to be patient, persistent, positive, and playful. You also need to practice regularly and gradually increase the difficulty of your juggling exercises.

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