PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPECIALIZED CONDITIONING
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Who Can Do This Technique?
Currently the Gyrotonic Expansion System is used worldwide with great success amongst the circle of dancers, sports people, rehabilitation facilities, as well as general conditioning amongst people of all walks of life, from children to senior citizens.
Gyrotonic classes are offered as either individual private instruction, or two-person "duo" sessions. Most Gyrotonic classes at Motion Arts are one-hour in length. To request an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page, or give us a call at 248-225-6568, and we'll be happy to schedule it for you.
Gyrotonic method developer, Juliu Horvath, began his career as a dancer with the Romanian State Opera, the New York City Opera, and later the Houston Ballet. In the early 1970s, Juliu ruptured his achilles tendon, which ended his dance career. Following this injury he began to develop a technique called "Yoga for Dancers", a deeper and more advanced level of what is now called GYROKINESIS® exercise. He then designed and developed equipment that would complement his mat exercises, which led to the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
What Is It?
From the word "gyro" (meaning ring, spiral, or circle) and "tonic" (to tone or invigorate), Gyrotonic movement helps to increase range of motion, coordination, and strength by performing graceful, circular motions. It is a wonderful complement to our other services offered at Motion Arts.
What is The GYROTONIC Expansion System®?
The Gyrotonic Expansion System is a unique system of equipment and exercise that embrace some of the key principals also found in yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming, and tai-chi.
How Does It Work?
Unlike most conventional exercise machines where linear and isolated movement patterns are performed creating uncoordinated strength, the Gyrotonic Expansion System emphasizes multiple joint articulations without compression, thus strengthening ligaments and each attachment. Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern and is performed with either a rhythm or melodical rhythmical expression, creating a gentle or vigorous cardiovascular aerobic stimulation, depending on the intensity and speed of execution.
What Are The Benefits?
Through full body integration of movement and breathing patterns, Gyrotonic exercises can enhance aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation. Unique to the Gyrotonic method, the circularity, spiraling and undulating movements increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in total equilibrium.