Learning to Juggle
Learning juggling happened on accident for me. It was something I wasn’t coordinated enough to do when I was six and I lost interest in as I got older. The opportunity to learn presented itself at work when a representative from a different department dropped off a box of stress release balls. Naturally, I did what anybody else would do; I pelted my coworkers with what seemed like an unlimited supply of balls. After my coworker was tired of getting hit she suggested we had enough to juggle and we should try it. It didn’t go well.
Steps to Juggling
Step 1: Practice tossing one ball
Toss one ball from one hand to the other to practice throwing and catching, it’ll likely get boring quickly.
Step 2: Adding a second ball
Master hand-eye coordination by learning to launch the second ball when the first ball thrown is at its high point and catching it.
Step 3: Adding a third
Practice a keeping one ball in the air using a scooping motion to throw and catch. It’s important to establish a rhythm while also being able to control where you toss the ball so it doesn’t get away from you.