What is the Aviva Method?
The Aviva Method is a series of exercises that combine elements of dance and dynamic yoga. The exercises are performed to music in a certain sequence and in a precise rhythm. The series was developed in the 1960s by Aviva Steiner, an Israeli dancer of Hungarian origin, after she discovered rather by coincidence the strong influence that certain movements exert on the female cycle.
How does the method work?
The movements improve mobility of the pelvis and strengthen the pelvic muscles. They increase blood supply to the pelvic area and stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluids. With increased circulation of fluids more nutrients are transported to the female sex organs and more toxins eliminated from the pelvic area. This helps all biological processes to run more smoothly. In addition, the exercises are activating all other endocrine glands, especially the pituitary gland. Thus, the method stimulates our hormone system as a whole. Regular practice (2x/week) activates the self-healing forces of our body, while the resting days in between two sessions are necessary for the effects of the method be absorbed and digested by our body. Experience shows that the Aviva Method can help with a wide spectrum of problems like: menstuation pain, irregular cycles, hormonal inbalances, infertility, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, PCOS, menopausal problems, uterus prolapse, incontinence, etc.
The Basic Sequence can be extended by other focused Sequences, such as:
- the Ovulation Sequence
- exercises against incontinence
- the pregnancy series
- the post-natal series
- exercises for men