What is the GYROTONIC® Method?
The question we hear most often is, “What is the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® ?” Please take a few minutes and watch the video below. Learn more about the Gyrotonic method and the benefits of what this movement can create in your life if you commit to learning this practice. Creator Juliu Horvath explains some beautiful concepts of this movement form and what it can do for the body, mind, & spirit.
Juliu Horvath created GYROTONIC® equipment and exercises after many years of intense study and self-exploration. This unique method offers the same benefits also acquired by practicing yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but is not derived from these exercises modalities. GYROTONIC® movement allows users to stretch and strengthen muscles, while simultaneously stimulating and strengthening connective tissues in and around the joints of the body. These exercises are synchronized with corresponding breathing patterns, thus enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and ordination, balance, detoxification, increased oxygenation & circulation, lymphatic movement, cranial sacral stimulation, promoting neuro-muscular rejuvenation, spine and joint decompression, enhanced spinal articulation, core strengthening, concentration/meditation, nervous system unwinding, and mind/body/Spirit development and awareness.
The Gyrotonic method offers complete freedom of movement.
Exercises are performed on the Pulley Tower Combination Unit, the Leg Extension Unit, the GYROTONER®, the Archway, and the Jumping Stretching Board. The system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength.
The even and constant resistance in the handle unit and pulley tower, (through the triple reduction in the pulleys), completely eliminates the jarring that takes place at the beginning and end of exercises performed on conventional exercise equipment, when many injuries occur. The circular, spiraling, and undulating movements that characterize the Gyrotonic method help to increase the functional capacity of the spine, contributing to a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in increased equilibrium. Plus, it’s just plain FUN!