If like me you’d like to have a go at juggling some food but can’t even juggle balls here are some simple steps that can teach you how to juggle. Simply insert the food of your choice where it says ‘ball’.
These instructions will teach you exercises so you can juggle 3 balls. The first few exercises are not complete juggling patterns, but are exercises that will teach you to juggle.
One Ball Exercise: Start with one ball. Throw the ball in an arc from hand to hand about eye level. The pattern will be an arc, not a circle.
Two Ball Exercise: Start with one ball in each hand. First toss the ball in your right hand in the arc to about eye level to your left hand. When this ball reaches the highest point in it’s arc throw ball in an arc from your left hand to your right. Catch in your left hand, Then catch in your right hand. Stop.
Do this same exercise, except start with your left hand instead of your right. Practice until you can do this smoothly.
Juggling 3 Balls: Start with 2 balls in one hand (in this case the right hand, but if you are a lefty, use your left hand) and one ball in the other. Start by throwing the ball in the front of your right hand in an arc to your left hand.
When ball reaches its highest point, throw the ball in your left hand in an arc to your right hand. Catch in your left hand. This is like the two ball exercise. When the ball thrown to your right hand reaches its height . . .
Throw the ball from your right hand in an arc to your left hand. Catch in your right hand. This move can be difficult. It is often helpful to roll the ball in your right hand to the front of your hand with a slight downward motion of the hand before you throw it.
When that ball reaches its highest point, throw the ball in your left hand in an arc to your right hand. Catch in your left hand. And so on . . .
Hopefully this will turn you all in to budding circus folk – as an extra help here is a link to a video of someone doing jugglings.