Both Pilates and GyrotonicsTM share the training of the mind to control the body. As your senses of body awareness and co-ordination are developed, you will be able to control every aspect of your body.
Pilates concentrates on the ‘core’ postural muscles, stabilizing the trunk, strengthening weak muscles, lengthening muscles that are short and increasing joint mobility. Once stability in the torso and length in the spine is achieved can you think about stretching and strengthening.
GyrotonicsTM compliments Pilates as it enhances awareness of co-ordination, strength and flexibility. Emphasising multiple joint articulations, strengthening the surrounding ligaments. Through resistance the concentric and eccentric forces exerted by the involved muscles are maximised and evenly distributed between agonistic and antagonistic muscle groups.
Each exercise is synchronised with a corresponding breathing pattern creating a gentle or forceful cardiovascular – aerobic stimulation awaking your senses. Stabilisation happens through contrast. In a nutshell with both Pilates and GyrotonicsTM, intention is the driving force that moves the body.