Gyrokinesis upholds the same principles of Gyrotonic, but does so without the use of equipment. It is similar to a dance or yoga class, as it is taught in a group setting. Like a dance class, flow and rhythm are essential to the curriculum. But unlike a yoga class, there is no position holding or potential for energetic stagnation.
- Promotes spine and joint articulation and mobilization
- Increases muscular contraction, extension, flexibility, and coordination
- Increases circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy
- Improves elimination and absorption
- Compliments traditional cardiovascular activity and cross-training
- Provides a mobile workout that can be easily performed while at home, office, or traveling
- Increases body awareness
A Gyrokinesis Class
Classes can have a strong sense of community. Deeper personal rewards can be found as the class moves, breathes, and grows together.
Class traditionally begins seated on a bench. The class prepares the mind and body for the movement ahead with an awakening of the senses through self-massage and simple breathing patterns.
In the seated position, the class moves through a series of fluid movements that mobilize the spine. These movements include arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling. The same patterns are expanded upon as the class leaves the benches and proceeds to floor work.
Encompassing a variety of positions including kneeling, seated, and standing, the floor work releases and strengthens the entire body. Focus is on a variety of joint and muscle groups including hips, knees, hamstrings and abdominals.
Corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system, open energy pathways and oxygenate the blood.
Higher level classes add endurance training and increasingly challenging activities.
Call or email kinespirit today and discover how Gyrokinesis classes can add to your life.
You can also learn more about Gyrokinesis at www.gyrotonic.com.