I stopped answering the question “What is GYROTONIC® training?”
First off, it’s the wrong question. The correct question is “Can Gyrotonic training help me reach my fitness goals?” For example, do you have scoliosis? Do you want to improve your golf? Do you want to improve your martial arts? Do you want to be a better runner? So tell us your goal and we’ll let you know if and how Gyrotonic training can help you get there. Second, Gyrotonic methodology is so massive and broad, it’s honestly impossible for the “30 second commercial” to give you any sense of what the work actually is. Gyrotonic training is movement. So wouldn’t the best way to find out about a system of movement be to SEE the movement?
I do like this description, though
The lines and shapes we make are sublime. When you are the artist and the art, you can’t see it. But you can feel it. Alignment is so much more than “good posture”, so much more than our mothers’ admonishments to “sit up straight.” It requires muscular re-patterning, which comes of repetition — not just in the correct position, but moving the body in all sorts of directions and patterns. Over time, with gentle mobilization, lengthening of the muscles and breath patterns, you’ll find that you not only sit and stand with natural healthy alignment. You’ll find that everything you do, you’ll do with greater ease and connection. But the reason we keep practicing, showing up to the studio, teacher and student alike, is beyond the desire for postural alignment and ease of movement. We are creatures who yearn for more than standing up straight, a glorious goal for sure. We yearn to express, communicate and create. The Gyrotonic method is all that too, right in the home of your own body. Photo Cred: @jeffschadimagery
And this is what I really love about Instagram.
Trainers and studios from around the world can SHOW the answer to “What is GYROTONIC® training?” After all, in the end, words will always fail.
If you’re more into long form video, please enjoy this YouTube playlist
Now that you’ve seen GYROTONIC® training, you’ll want to feel it.
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