GYROTONIC®, literally translated as “spiral toning”, and GYROKINESIS® “spiral movement”, are both part of a system of continuous, fluid, rhythmic movements which enable the body to create strength, decompression, mobility, and stability, as well as opening areas of tension to allow for release and profound change.
There are no straight lines in the body, only curves and circles, so there are no straight lines in this system of movement. While many movement systems specifically address only the muscular and skeletal systems, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are thought to address every system of the body. These include the muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory, fascial, and lymphatic systems. It also stimulates the internal organs and addresses the energetic systems of the body, such as the meridians, chakras, and beyond. Breath is a major focus of this work, and you’ll learn to use your breath to initiate and support movement, allowing for a new and relaxed patterning to take place in the body.
GYROTONIC® training has many applications for people of various fitness levels and with a wide range of needs. Aimee McDonald-Anderson has worked extensively with clients with a vast range of goals and issues, including:
- general fitness
- Back pain or injury
- shoulder and neck issues
- pregnancy or postpartum
- older populations
- anyone looking to reach the full potential of their own body.
The benefits of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® include:
- decompression of the spine
- greatly improved posture
- Greatly improved movement patterning
- deeper level of understanding and awareness of one’s body and physicality.