What is the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® ?
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® consists of GYROTONIC® and
GYROKINESIS® exercises characteristic of three-dimensional movements
that focus on the spine and increase the functional capacity of the entire body.
Flowing movements massage the organs. Meridian pathways are targeted
to release blocked energy. Connective tissue is conditioned, reshaping the
body and making it stronger at the joints where most injuries occur.
Breathing patterns increase coordination, endurance and aerobic activity.
Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercises help to prevent and recover from injury or surgery as well as prepare the body for high endurance and advanced athletic activities.
What is the difference between Gyrotonic exercises and Gyrokinesis exercises.
Gyrotonic exercises are performed on specially designed equipment that adds resistance and support without inhibiting range of motion or speed.
Gyrokinesis exercises are performed using only a stool and mat for seated, standing and lying down positions. A Gyrokinesis class works on the entire body and focuses on 7 natural spinal movements. Breathing patterns and fluidity of postures are emphasized. A Gyrokinesis class appears and feels more like a massage than like traditional yoga or pilates.