Over the past 30 years, a new form of exercise has been emerging around the world, the GYROKINESIS® method, which is now being taught at the Hippocrates Health Institute. Hippocrates fitness expert Yvonne Pratt is particularly passionate about empowering people to take charge of their own personal health. Besides allowing participants to reclaim a profound understanding of our innate self-healing capabilities, the GYROKINESIS® class teaches basic spinal motion. These include flexion and extension, lateral side bending, and rotation. Traditionally, the medical field has inadvertently added to the mind-body disconnect by severing the central nervous system into two organs, as a convenient means of study. The medical community has studied the brain and spine as two separate organs, with the brain as almost the entire emphasis. The brain and the spine are actually one organ with duplicate tissues that seamlessly flow into one another, the main difference being an intricate switch in layering of the same white and grey matter.
The main portion of the class is conveniently executed in a seated position on special stools that lend to comfort and mobility. With a pelvis firmly grounded, the spine can extend upwards easier, without having to recruit the legs, which are often tight and have lost the ability to extend downwards as we walk and even stand upright. It is within an upright-seated posture that gravity allows for decompression of the spine, proper digestion of food, and ease of respiration with the help of spinal flexion and extension. This technique can help one lose weight more efficiently, increase one’s chances of regaining mental clarity, and will very likely stimulate the body’s ongoing healing of imbalances. Due to this broad spectrum of healing, the GYROKINESIS® method can be deeply therapeutic.
Teaching basic principles of the GYROKINESIS® method, Yvonne demonstrates how to awaken and reclaim the main senses of the body and how to safely and gently stimulate the spine within a comfortable range of motion. Participants will leave the class with a heightened awareness, instinctively implementing class elements into a self-practice and everyday functioning.
The GYROKINESIS® class is just one of the many wonderful classes offered as a part of our Life Transformation Program. Interested in staying with us at Hippocrates Health Institute? Contact one of our program consultants today at (561) 623-1002.
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