GYROKINESIS®is a movement method that gently works the entire body. It opens energy pathways, stimulates the nervous system, increases range of motion, and creates functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. This original and unique method has benefits and qualities similar to those found in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance.GYROKINESIS® is well known for the fluidity of its movements and the ease at which one can perform them.
GYROKINESIS®has many benefits for the body. The exercises in this method allow one to work on the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement. Within a typical GYROKINESIS® class, one will “awaken the senses” through self-massage and simple breathing patterns, and will mobilize the spine through series of arching, curling, bending, twisting, and spiraling movements all done while seated on a low stool. These exercises also release the hips, knees, hamstrings, and quadriceps, while the corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways, and oxygenate the blood. GYROKINESIS® classes not only have exercises in the seated position, but in the lying and standing positions as well.
Those who practice GYROKINESIS® exercises tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease.
GYROKINESIS®classes can be adapted to fit anyone’s ability and are a great compliment to Pilates! The gentle motions that allow your spine to move and open up parts of your body will make it easier to perform some of your favorite Pilates exercises. Be sure to try out our GYROKINESIS® class at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings.