Gyrotonic® is based in principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and swimming.
Unlike yoga (and most workouts), there’s an emphasis on rotation and spiraling movement that doesn’t have an end point. You use handles and pulleys to enable sweeping, arching movements, and there’s a fluid quality that goes hand in hand with your breathing. Each movement flows into the next and the accumulation of repetition and pattern gives the joints the correct articulation without jarring or compression.
right for me?
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis method are both highly effective and for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Gyrotonic® offers the mind/body benefits and practicing Gyrotonic on a regular basis can also builds core strength, balance, coordination, and agility
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrellathe GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.