Juggling is a physical skill involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment or sport. The most recognizable form of juggling is toss juggling. Juggling can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands. Jugglers often refer to the objects they juggle as props. The most common props are balls or clubs. Some jugglers use more dramatic objects such as knives, fire torches or chainsaws. The term juggling can also refer to other prop-based manipulation skills such as diabolo, devil sticks, poi, cigar boxes, contact juggling, hooping, and hat manipulation. (source: wikipedia)
The most important aspect of juggling is: You can juggle everywhere, in any country, any climate, indoors and outdoor, alone or within a group, for recreation or to burn extra energy. Juggling is gentle for the joints and it trains all these small muscles you need for good posture and body tension. Also, it taxes your patience, discipline and frustration tolerance. Most people are able to learn to juggle even at advanced ages – doing other motion based sports will help, though.
Moreover, jugglers around the world form a network enabling you to meet people, find friends and get support wherever you are. When I moved to Ulm, I knew only some jugglers here, but my stuff got from the car to the flat in record time. For some years now, jugglers have been my family, spread all over Europe. Among jugglers the words commitment, teamwork and volunteering still mean something (and they don´t mean you will end up doing the work alone). Everyone can be part of this community – being a good juggler is no prerequisite – come as you are!