The GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom classes were originally developed by Juliu Horvath as part of his GYROKINESIS® Rejuvenation Course. The Sequence of movements provides an energetic release, cleansing the entire system, e-organizing, and refreshing body, and mind. Some of the hallmarks of the Lotus Blossum exercises are the fluidity of the movements and the ease with which one can perform them.
Increased strength and flexibility
Renewed energy and vitality
Sense of calm and well-being
Promotes strong, lean muscles
Increases flexibility, coordination, and balance
Enhances joint mobility and articulation
Frees the body of pain and restrictions
Increases circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy
Strengthens the nervous system
Compliments/supplements physical therapy and other rehabilitative body work
Helps prevents osteoporosis
Helps to slow the aging process through mental and physical stimulation and regeneration
After experiencing many personal struggles and chronic illnesses, Juliu Horvath spent many years in self-exploration and study. These experiences not only led him to true healing, but he was also inspired to create movement principles that offer the same benefits also found in yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but are not derived from these other exercise modalities.
GYROKINESIS® exercises allow one to work on 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 approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body's internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movements.
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 a dance and swimming than like traditional yoga.
A typical GYROKINESIS® class begins with participants practicing self-massage and simple breathing patterns, something Juliu Horvath has named, "Awakening of the Senses." Then the spine and pelvis are engaged through simple exercises: while seated on low stools, participants mobilize the spine through a series of arching, curling, bending, twisting and spiraling movements. These same movement patterns are expanded to release the hip, knee, hamstring, quadriceps and so on, in all possible directions: front, back, twisting and turning. The corresponding breathing patterns executed during every movement stimulate the nervous system, open up the energy pathways and oxygenate the blood. The more advanced classes offer endurance training to participants prepared for more strenuous activities. All GYROKINESIS® classes, from beginner to advanced, encompass not only sitting but also lying and standing positions.