The first level of Gyrokinesis® , the Essentials of Body Kinetics™ , is the core of Horvath's methodology.
The system works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular, as well as all other joint articulation.
This methodology systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises.
Movement stimulates the body's internal organs and different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated.
There's fluidity of movement so that postures are not held for long periods of time and unnecessary over-tenseness is prevented. Instead, the various postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like a dance than traditional yoga.
Classes start with self-massage, tapping, rubbing and pressing techniques from the head to the feet, accompanied by simple corresponding breathing patterns to awaken the body. The next focus is on the spine and pelvis. Seated on low stools, the class mobilizes the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiral movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the over-tense muscles of the extremities in all possible directions of movement. In all movements the focus is on the spine so that entire functional chain of the muscles are activated. The corresponding breathing patterns in every movement stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and helps the body to release waste products and toxins that will be carried away through the oxygenated blood. The more advanced classes add endurance training to bodies prepared for more strenuous activities. The classes encompass not only sitting but also laying and standing positions.
All of the exercises are performed without any equipment so that they may also be done individually at home and at work for relaxation in the case of one-sided postures at work. Horvath's methodology invigorates and re-educates the body to move with fluidity, relaxation and power.
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