The Art of Exercising and Beyond
An Introduction to Gyrokinesis Exercise
In each of us beats a unique rhythm, an inner voice. Discover your through gyrokinesis®, a fluid yoga influenced movement system. Imagine a creative, playful experience in which you can develop core strength and flexibility, as well as massage your joints. Gyrokinesis® is a holistic approach to movement that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities.
This methodology works the joints and muscles of the entire body in a gentle yet invigorating way. Through rhythmic spiraling and undulating movements the spine is set in motion. These movement patterns are repeated on the other areas of the body, which promotes decompression of the joints and allows the body to move with ease. Posture are not held for long periods of time, instead they are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath.
The class will progress through seated, standing, and lying positions in order to create movement through the entire body. Students will experience a release in their hips, knees, shoulders, and back. The beginner 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 seven essential spinal movements: bending forward, extending back, side bending right and left, rotating right and left, and circular movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the hip, knee, hamstring, quadriceps and so on in all possible directions: front, back, twisting, and turning. The corresponding breathing pattern in every movement stimulates the nervous system, opeing the energy pathways and oxgenating the blood.
Gyrokinesis® is designed to take the body beyond its current limitations. It will leave you feeling mobile, free, light and yet - most importantly - physically strong.
Written by Sonia Berglund