A typical GYROKINESIS® session begins by "awakening the senses," a specific series that stimulates the senses through self-massage. GYROKINESIS® is a workout that takes the body through the complete range of spinal movements including forward, backward, left, right, twists, circles and figure eights. This movement gently works the joints and muscles while stimulating the internal organs through a rhythmic breath and undulating exercises. Eventually the entire muscular body has been stimulated, stretched, extended, contracted and wrung out leaving it capable of better supporting the skeletal body. The only equipment necessities are a stool and mat. The movements can be as gentle or challenging as the individual chooses. With conscienceness and awareness on the breath, the nervous system is stimulated, the energy pathways open, and the blood becomes oxygenated.