What is the Gyrokinesis Method and why you should try it?
Gyrokinesis is based on a philosophy that the body has its own energy pathway and through circular movements and breathing we can open those pathways.
By practicing Gyrokinesis, you work on your joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements coupled with calming breathing patterns. The exercises stimulate the body’s internal organs while corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system, open up energy pathways and oxygenate the blood.
According to Gyrotonic, Health Network, those who practice the execersie tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease.
Gyrokinesis was developed by Juliu Horvath, a Romanian-born Hungarian dancer. After injuring his Achilles during his time with the Houston Ballet, Horvath began practicing meditation and yoga. He explored profound energetic experiences for six years and developed “Yoga for Dancers.”
After he started teaching the system to professional dancers, the demand for his classes increased. Horvath refined his system to fit people at all walks of life and called it the Gyrotonic Method. Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis quickly became internationally renowned to encompass over 7800 trainers in 52 countries.
A typical class starts with the participants practicing self-massage and simple breathing patterns designed to awaken the senses and help you reconnect to the body. Then, while seated on low stools, practitioners move the spine and pelvis through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the hip, knee, hamstring, quadriceps, and so on, in all directions. All classes, from beginner to advanced, encompass not only sitting but also lying and standing positions.
The exercises look (and feel!) more like dancing or swimming than traditional yoga.
Sounds like something that you were looking for, or maybe just want to give it a try? Book a class today.
- August 13, 2018
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