presents Learn to Juggle

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  1. Start by watching the simulator with one ball. Empty your mind and just watch.
  2. Now pick up one ball and copy what you saw until you think it is perfect.
  3. Then practice this until you can watch yourself in the mirror without dropping.
  4. Next throw the ball, clap, and catch in the opposite hand. Make sure that your pattern is still like the simulator and that you are not having to reach forward to catch.
  5. You should begin each practice session by throwing one ball from hand to hand (ten throws). Several ten minute sessions per day or even per month will do you a lot more good than an hour at a time.
  6. Take the time to get these throws right. If you don't learn this correctly, you will have real problems when you start 3 balls - get very frustrated - and probably Quit!
  1. Start by watching the simulator with 2 balls.
  2. Empty your mind and just just watch, don't think about the flight of the balls.
  3. Now take two balls and copy what you saw.
  4. Then practice this until you can watch yourself in the mirror without dropping.
  5. All throws should stay parallel to your chest. Do not throw out in front of you!
  1. Hold one ball against the heel of your hand with the little and ring fingers, another held with the thumb and first 2 fingers (throw this ball first).
  2. Take a third ball in the other hand.
  3. Starting with the hand that has 2 balls in it, exchange 2 balls just like you were doing.
  4. Just get comfortable with the third ball. Right handers often do better starting with two in the left hand.
  5. Once the pattern returns to normal throw the third ball - do not try to catch anything.
  6. You are just trying to get the pattern and the timing.
  7. The next big step is to breathe while you try to juggle (it is amazing but you will forget to breathe).
  8. Thinking about breathing will also help to relax you.
  9. Counting out loud can also help - try each method and switch from one to the other when you stop getting better.
  10. Have Fun! Look at your progress in terms of what you could do last week or last month, not what you did yesterday - you are going to have good and bad days.
  11. Quit before you get tired - you will learn much faster.

Have Fun!

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