spiraling strength – enhance your mind-body connection with GYROKINESIS®

excerpt from pilatesstyle – Leda Franklin

Shell FossilLike Pilates, Gyrokinesis is a relatively new form of physical fitness that emphasizes the mind-body connection. And while some of its movements and breathing patterns may seem similar to Pilates, each system evolved independently, drawing from very different sets of influences. Gyrokinesis, the matwork developed in the 1970s by Juliu Horvath, a Romanian-born dancer, and Gyrotonic, his work on weighted machines, are both based on Horvath’s method of working the body in the path of its natural energy flow and using the breath to open restricted areas of the body. It’s a three-dimensional, circular system that is based on his experience with yoga, swimming, tai chi and dance. All of the movements are designed to open up the joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments to a greater degree of flexibility and strength. Until recently, the audience for these movement methods was largely made up of dancers, but today Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic are gaining popularity in the general public. Pilates instructors especially are becoming interested in learning…read the complete article


Posted on: 02/03/2012, by : Jacqui

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