“Intention is the driving force that moves the body.” ~ Juliu Horvath – Creator of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
The GYROKINESIS® Method
The GYROKINESIS® Method is a unique movement practice that addresses the entire body by increasing range of motion, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, and supporting functional strength through fluid, rhythmic and undulating movement sequences. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles and focuses on the coordination of movement, breathe and mental focus.
Fluidity is key in a GYROKINESIS® class. Postures are not held for long periods of time, instead they are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making the exercises appear and feel more like a dance or swimming through the air. These dance like fluid movements, allow the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a sense of calm, ease and overall well-being.
The GYROKINESIS® Method is practiced on a chair and mat without equipment which allows the participant to explore the movements through their own heightened proprioceptive experience. In a typical GYROKINESIS® class the spine and pelvis engage through simple exercises while seated on the stool, mobilizing the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiral movements. These movement patterns expand to release the hips, knees, hamstrings and so on, up the chain of muscular connection. Each GYROKINESIS® class encompasses not only sitting, but also floor work and standing positions.
The GYROKINESIS® Method can be adapted to fit anybody’s abilities. It can enhance and enrich every individual’s current fitness and wellness goals. Accomplished athletes, dancers, fitness enthusiasts, and people recovering from injuries can all benefits from a GYROKINESIS® class. By the end of a session, one’s entire system is awakened and brought into greater awareness and balance allowing a greater sense of relaxation to move more freely with ease through daily life.