Review by Edinbloggette

2015 has been a great year so far, I’ve taken steps to get fit, embarked on new adventures and met loads of great people. With my new fighting spirit I signed up to a Gyrokinesis class without even knowing what it was all about, in fact I thought I would be swinging from the rooftops with ribbons.

I decided it would be best to Google Gyrokinesis to see what I got myself into and soon found out that I wouldn’t be dangling from the rooftops, my feet would be firmly on the ground making the most of my own inner strength. I was raring to go…


Gyrokinesis is a movement method designed to strengthen and tone the whole body in a gentle but effective way. Taught in a small group, class begins with a seated warm up where we awaken the nervous system and prepare the body move. Class continues on the stool with a series of fluid spinal motions, which move the spine in different directions, using the breath to create space in the joints and reduce tightness in muscles. Exercises are then taken to the floor where movements are expanded upon to work deeper into the body.

The Gyrokinesis method is a great way to combat the stresses of everyday life. The movements can be adapted to suit all levels of ability. Great for loosening tight muscles, particularly in the lower back, shoulders and hips.

Enter EdinBloggette…

I made my way up Leith Walk to Pilrig Church Hall, I was quite nervous about joining the group as I thought I would stick out like a sore thumb, but when I met Lisa and the other ladies this feeling disappeared instantly.

As some regulars were setting up Lisa gathered some information about my general health and fitness, she gave a brief overview of the session and introduced me to the other ladies. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt comfortable to set up my chair and mat ready to begin the session.

Lisa’s style of teaching is relaxed, professional and personal to everyone’s needs (in a really nice way that makes you feel part of everyone’s journey). Lisa explains and demonstrates each of the movements and breathing techniques; we can then join in whenever we feel ready and comfortable. I felt at ease and started  to follow Lisa’s instructions and also to asked questions along the way…or just to double-check I was doing it correctly.

During this session I felt relaxed and invigorated, this is a combination that is usually one or the other for me, however this time my body felt so relaxed that it was doing the right thing and I just felt able to go with the flow and let it happen.

After the session I felt stronger and empowered that my mind and body were in totally harmony, I will definitely be making Gyrokinesis part of my weekly routine and I am already looking forward to joining Lisa and the gang soon.

See the article in full on Edinblogette Article ‘Gyrokinesis Sit, Stretch and De-stress’

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