"Work within the comfort zone of your body, move without effort and with a smile in your heart. Be kind to yourself and don't compare to others. Watch what happens - you will grow and your body will evolve."
-Juliu Horvath, Creator of the Gyrotonic Method
The Gyrotonic method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength.
Gyrotonic exercise sequences are composed of spiralling, circular movements which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breath patterns. Each movement flows into the next allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
The body is naturally designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arcing and spiralling paths of motion and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly and efficiently. The specialized line of Gyrotonic equipment supports these natural movement patterns. Sophisticated adjustments allow Gyrotonic Trainers to adapt the equipment to the ideal setting for each person’s unique physique, adapting for things such as height, arm and leg length, natural range of motion and physical ability.
Gyrotonic classes are adapted to fit anyone’s ability from those recovering from injury or living with a disability to elite athletes.
The Gyrokinesis Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original and unique method which coordinates movement, breath and mental focus. Gyrokinesis is practiced on mats, chairs, or standing.
Gyrokinesis classes are adapted to fit each student’s needs and abilities from those recovering from injury or living with a disability to elite athletes.
The Gyrokinesis Method is practiced in group or private classes.
A research study on the effects of Gyrokinesis in females with chronic low back pain. (Seo & Park, 2016)
"Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries." (NHS UK, 2019)
According to NHS UK (2019), "dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga.
While there's scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.
There's some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress." (NHS UK, 2019)