The Gyrotonic® Expansion System increases range of motion and develops coordination with minimal effort using a unique pulley tower.Drawing on the key principals of gymnastics, swimming, ballet, yoga and tai-chi, Gyrotonic® Expansion stretches and strengthens all major muscle groups in unison. Each exercise is synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, creating a gentle or vigorous cardiovascular-aerobic stimulation.
Gyrokinesis® is a yoga-based movement class that works
the spine, shoulders & lower body in gentle circular movements to
release tension and stiffness.
|Classes start with self-massage and simple breathing
patterns to awaken the body. The next focus is on the spine and pelvis.
Seated on low stools, the class mobilizes the spine through a series of
arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same
movements patterns are expanded to release the major muscle groups in all
back, twisting and turning.
|The corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and oxygenate the blood. Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making the exercises appear and feel more like a dance than traditional yoga.|