The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method was developed by Juliu Horvath more than 30 years ago. A blend of dance, yoga, tai chi, and swimming, the method promotes fluid, undulating motion accompanied by varied breathing patterns to regenerate and stimulate the entire body. The system incorporates two modalities: GYROKINESIS® exercise and GYROTONIC® exercise.
GYROKINESIS® exercise is a flow yoga-type class where movements are performed seated on stools, on the floor and standing. The GYROTONIC® method utilizes specialized equipment which supports the body through all ranges of movement and encourages expansion and suppleness. The system is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities.
This movement system balances at every level, including mobility, strength, and coordination. There are Specialized Therapeutic Applications for Scoliosis, herniated discs, and injuries to the shoulder and pelvic girdles.
While there are many programs for therapy, each person’s individual program is based on individual needs. GYROTONIC® exercise is a holistic movement system which incorporates the whole body into every one of its exercises. Through this process, a synergistic and more integrated relationship with affected areas is developed.
There has also been great success in the world of GYROTONIC® exercise and movement for post surgery rehabilitation of the spine and knees in addition to the rest of the body.
The GYROTONIC® method has been used, for many years, by athletes as a means to a competitive edge. Figure skaters, tennis players, golfers, and professional football, basketball and soccer players around the world incorporate these techniques into their training regime. The exercises are ideal for developing a steely inner core and for enhancing performance by developing stamina, coordination and strength.
Particular attention can be paid to re-balancing symmetry in the body upset by repetitive movement patterns and overuse injuries. The entire musculature becomes evenly balanced and conditioned, and so is less prone to injury.
GYROTONIC®, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® are registered trademarks of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and are used with their permission.
GYROTONIC® Exercise for Dancers
Like dance, GYROTONIC® exercise relies on gravity, the body’s own ability to create opposition, and the imagination of the practitioner. Using the Gyrotonic equipment allows for aided support and extension of the body. The GYROTONIC® equipment is also a tool for people to experience movement that might be outside of their current range of available motion. It makes your legs feel longer, reminds you of the space between your vertebrae, essentially, creates a deeper understanding of movement.