The Gyrokinesis & Gyrotonic Journey for Exercise and Awakening

excerpt from Balanced Living

Pilates, yoga, rowing, dance and gymnastics have their respective places in the fitness world, while qi gong, Taoism, Reiki and cranialsacral therapy have their respective places in the world of energy healing and transmission. New to many is the Gyrotonic Expansion System, a technique that bridges those two worlds as it ingeniously combines exercise and movement with energetic awakening and transmission. After defecting from Romania in 1970, Hungarian-born Juliu Horvath began the creative journey that led to the Gyrotonic Expansion System (colloquially shortened to “Gyrotonic”). After sustaining an injury that halted his career, Juliu Horvath lived reclusively in the mountains on Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands. There, he devoted himself to a serious study of yoga and an exploration of human energy, or “life force.” From this evolved a methodology eventually called Gyrokinesis, which embraces some of the key principles found in yoga, tai chi, dance, swimming and gymnastics. Central to this new methodology was the connection of energy to breathing patterns and movement sequences…read the complete article
Posted on: 05/01/2012, by : Jacqui

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