It is not the first time that we have heard of the Gyrotonic, the fashionable training that is successful in Hollywood and to which Julia Roberts is addicted. What we did not know is that she also triumphs in our country at the hands of one of our most beloved actresses,
Aitana Sanchez Gijonwho at 54 is as incredible as when he started in the film industry.
«Some time ago I discovered from the hand of @susi_flavia the healing power of
gyrotonic. The demand to which I submit my body on stage has led me to feel on the edge on many occasions. Thanks to this discipline, which is so organic and respectful of the body, and to Flavia’s wisdom, I am recharging my instrument, toning it, making it more flexible…» he explains.
Aitana Sanchez Gijon on his Instagram profile.
What is the Gyrotonic, the practice of Aitana Sánchez Gijón
This method was created by the former Hungarian dancer
juliu horvath in the 80s when he realized that his body no longer reacted in the same way to the demands of his profession. After a series of
injuriesHorvath turned to yoga and meditation and it occurred to him to mix the principles he had acquired during his professional career with everything he was discovering for the well-being of his mind through these and other sports disciplines.
This method was called
gyrokinesis and, over time, he introduced a specific machine for the development of this type of training. This is how the pulley tower was born, a device with a bench, pulleys and cranks with resistance, and in this way the
This technique is based on circular and spiral movements that allow
work the whole body, combining exercises that combine movements of dance, tai chi, swimming and sports gymnastics. In this way, it manages to strengthen, tone, stretch and relax the entire body, increasing
endurance and strength muscular.
It is a system that allows absolute freedom of movement and focuses on exercises that strengthen the spine, legs and abdominals. Although your goal is not to get the
weightlossYes, it can help you define and stretch the muscles, which causes the people who practice it to have a more figure.
gyrotonic from other forms of exercise is its focus on increasing body awareness as each of the muscle groups move organically during exercise. By emphasizing techniques
breathing and fluid movements, posture and balance can be improved while stretching the muscles more deeply.
Benefits of the Gyrotonic for Aitana Sánchez Gijón
– Help to
strengthen the musclesachieving greater toning, which has an impact on a better physical appearance even if you do not manage to lose weight with its practice.
– Improves the
blood circulation and oxygenation.
– Stimulates the
cardiovascular activitywhich can help prevent diseases, as well as improve your physical resistance.
– Contributes to good
postural hygiene and improves balance, coordination and flexibility, characteristics that are lost over the years if they are not worked correctly.
– Works with a large part of the joints, which helps to avoid injuries to them. The joints are more
flexible and with better mobility, so it is especially recommended for older people.
– Helps fight
stress and anxietysince a fundamental work of correct breathing is carried out, which facilitates the relaxation of the body.
As it is a very
little harmful, Anyone can access it, regardless of age. In fact, the Gyrotonic is used for therapeutic purposes to help reduce pain and speed up the
recovery in pathologies such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, tendonitis, Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis.
In short, it is a series of simple exercises,
very low impact but with great results, since they work complete muscle groups. The improvement can be applied later in daily life, since it is gained in
strength, flexibility and endurance.