Juliu Horvath created the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® equipment and exercizes. This unique methodology 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 enhancing aerobic and cardiovascular stimulation and promoting neuro-muscular rejuvenation. GYROTONIC® exercises offer complete freedom of movement. Exercises are performed on the Professional Pulley Tower , Jumping Stretching Board, the Gyrotoner, the Leg Extension Unit or the Archway. The system is fully adjustable and can meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. The circular, spiraling and undulating movements that characterize the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® help to increase the functional capacity of the spine, contributing to a spherical and three-dimensional awareness, resulting in increased equilibrium.
GYROTONIC EQUIPMENT USED AT RITUEL:
The Pulley Tower
The Jumping Stretching Board
The Leg Extension Unit
GYROKINESIS® exercises are performed in standing, sitting and reclining positions, fully engaging the spine and pelvis through simple exercises mobilizing the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. One works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular. Fluidity is the key. Postures are not held for long periods of time. Instead, postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like dance or swimming. Those who practice GYROKINESIS® exercises tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease.