Devised by Hungarian Julio Horvath, the Gyrotonic® Expansion System is ideal for anyone wishing to gain strength, flexibility and coordination. Developed from an exploration of yoga, tai chi, swimming and dance, this unique system simultaneously stretches and strengthens the body. A range of undulating, fluid movements performed on the specially designed Gyrotonic® tower, mobilize the spine and rejuvenate the body. The nervous system is stimulated and strengthened, circulation and energy flow improved. Depending on the intensity and speed of execution the Gyrotonic® method can be used to create a vigorous cardiovascular – aerobic workout, but is equally effective as a form of remedial therapy. Horvath’s methodology invigorates and re-educates the body to move with fluidity, relaxation and power Gyrotonic® works beautifully alongside Pilates and its principles can be adapted to Pilates to enrich the technique. Currently, the Gyrotonic® Expansion System is used worldwide with great success amongst dancers, sports people, rehabilitation facilities, as well as general conditioning amongst people from all walks of life, from children to senior citizens.
The assault on our bodies and minds that today’s lifestyle inflicts creates faulty ingrained posture and movement patterns leading to pain and fatigue. Gyrotonic® exercises encourage the bone structure to align thus facilitating fluid movement and enabling the muscles and joints to lengthen throughout the body instead of moving with shortness and compression. The systems unique three-dimensional patterns create improved body awareness which can be applied throughout ones life.
The Gyrotonic® technique also works on an energetic level stimulating and strengthening the meridian flows of the body which helps to develop a powerful strength from within and an improved sense of well being.
The system can be adapted to any level of fitness, age or ability and is used widely for therapeutic purposes as well as for general body conditioning. It lends itself very well to scoliosis (curvatures of the spine).