I love GYROKINESIS® ! I just finished a 9-day GYROKINESIS® course at San Francisco GYROTONIC® with Debra Rose. I cannot say enough about how the work has changed me in a very short time. My joints feel more free, spongier. I feel more capable in my body, as though I could accomplish any task. I feel like a fossil that has come back to life.
“Life is movement, and the expression of life is movement. The more your body moves, the more it is expressing life,” state Juliu Horvath. This sounds pretty good to me. I want my body to be alive, open...life-ful. Recently I decide that I would like to feel great in my body every single day, and then when I’m very old, die. If you like the sound of feeling good every day, then GYROKINESIS® should be a key component on this quest.Wondering what exactly is GYROKINESIS® ? Well, in the 1970s, creator Juliu Horvath began work to heal his body from the injuries of his career as a professional ballet dancer. He considered many different modalities of exercise including dance, yoga, tai chi, and qigong. He was particularly focused on breath and energetic flow. Over several years of exploration he developed his system, GYROKINESIS® .
GYROKINESIS® is performed with a simple mat and stool. And is just breath and your body. It’s completely internal work, meaning no external resistance or assistance from equipment. You’re basically learning how to expand your body from the inside, with arching, curling, sideways bending, and spiraling. Unless you’re a yogi, exercising without equipment may seem daunting at first. But if you stick with it, you will begin to feel like a piece of clay that can be molded and changed. You will feel your joints become less brittle. And overall you will have fewer aches and pains.With a little guidance from the GYROKINESIS® Trainers at Blue Sparrow Pilates, you can start doing GYROKINESIS® at home or on the beach this summer. All you need is a stool and a mat. These photos are of my new ‘GYROKINESIS® anywhere studio.’ I have to give some BIG props to Authorized Master Trainer Debra Rose who has been practicing and teaching GYROKINESIS® for over thirty years at San Francisco GYROTONIC®. I recently saw the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Debra is one of the few people in the world who is like Jiro: honing their crafts for their entire lifetime. Day in and day out, they’re refining their understanding and craftsmanship. It’s inspiring to meet someone who has this kind of focus and tenacity of purpose. I hands down recommend learning to teach GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® from Debra Rose.Holly Furgason, Founder & CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates San Francisco, STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center San Francisco & Bay Area. STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer and GYROTONIC® Trainer.