"The nature of things is to move. Life is movement. And an expression of existence is movement. When something doesn't move anymore that is the expression of death. In other words, something stagnating. Inside our bodies is the same situation; the more it moves, the more expression of life. The less it moves the more expression is towards death. What I perceive is the missing link in everything is that nobody is at home in their bodies".
- Juliu Horvath, Creator of Gyrotonic (click on the quote to see a short video about Gyrotonic and hear Juliu speak about his movement philosophy)
The unique GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, created by Juliu Horvath, utilizes elements of tai chi, yoga, swimming and dance to offer a totally original workout based on the natural circular and spiraling movement potential of the spine and joints.
Special attention is paid to the spine, gently releasing old tension patterns, thereby improving and increasing the spine's full movement capacity. As the spine releases tension, the flexibility of the pelvis and hips increases as well. As the pelvis opens and releases, tension in the neck, shoulders, and limbs also decrease. This release of tension allows you to work your entire body in a balanced way, resulting in greater freedom of movement for a deeper workout as well as the reduction, or even elimination, of chronic aches and pains.
Gyrotonic exercise educates the entire body, including your nervous system, toward a new way of being. Through regular practice you free your body from restrictions and move with effortless strength and grace. Your spine is decompressed, your joints freer, your breathing is fuller and you are more deeply connected to yourself.
Gyrotonic exercise can be enjoyed on the specialized equipment or in a mat class setting, called GYROKINESIS®. Foundational Gyrotonic exercise principles are integrated into your first session while you move your body within its full range, enjoying a challenging workout at your present abillity level.
The specialized equipment is a pulley-based weight system that eliminates the jarring often found with traditional gym equipment, guiding you to move smoothly and fully through your natural range of movement. Stool and mat exercises are integrated in these first sessions as well, allowing you to increase your understanding, strength and flexibility level between sessions at home.
The mat class format, Gyrokinesis, offers 60-minutes of continuous movement done while seated on a stool and lying on a mat. Flow and rhythm are emphasized as the body is moved in all directions in a safe range at a moderate, steady pace. Challenge is increased by adding standing and aerobic exercises. Modifications can be implemented for those with special challenges allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits of Gyrotonic exercise.
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For more information on the benefits of Gyrotonic exercise, click here.
For more information on the history of Gyrotonic as well as its creator, Juliu Horvath, click here.
Reflexion is pleased to offer Pilates and Gyrotonic exercise to Bedford, Bedford Hills, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, Chappaqua, Somers, Greenwich, and all of Northern Westchester County.
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