Stress and insomnia have much more to do with our endocrine system than many of us think.
The Aviva Method balances not only the female sex hormones, but also has a balancing effect on the release of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin from the adrenal cortex. Cortisol basically works as a wake up call for our brain. Ideally cortisol is high in the morning and low in the evening, so we get out of bed easily and can have a good night’s sleep.
A constant release of stress hormones robs our bodies of important building blocks for other hormones, especially progesterone. That’s why irregular cycles or a decreased fertility are often linked to chronic stress.
In an Aviva workshop we not only learn the 18 exercises of the Basic Sequence but also have a look at how a balanced diet and some simple life style changes can help us to protect our delicate endocrine system and support adrenal health.