The 5 Rhythms were created by Gabrielle Roth in the 1960s. She was teaching movement classes and noticed five distinct patterns, which she eventually called the 5 Rhythms - flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness. She still teaches classes on the 5 Rhythms in New York City to this day.


More about each rhythm at Gabrielle Roth's website under the link "5 Rhythms" on right hand side