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My Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming Sacred Ceremony

My Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming Sacred Ceremony
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Hello Goddesses: Have you ever experienced a yoni steam?

Today we’ll explore the restorative practice of yoni steams. There is a lot you need to know about them. Yoni steams offer us  to restore the disconnect from our female body, yoni/uterus, whether that be from birth, unsatisfying intimate experiences, trauma, abuse, surgeries, or just cultural disconnect. 

Yoni steaming is a powerful ancient self-care practice used by women worldwide to support deep wellness, women's wisdom, herbal medicine, and feminine power. Yoni steams, also referred to as V steams, vaginal steams, pelvic steams, chai-yok, or bajo's, are a part of ancient womanly healing arts that are becoming popular again. Yoni steams are holistic self-care practices in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina gently. 

Before, I explain my yoni steam sacred routine, lets’ define what does the word "yoni" mean and why is it used?

Although the terms are interchangeable, we use the term "yoni steam" rather than "vaginal steam" because the word yoni describes the women's reproductive system in its entirety, rather than a singular part. Indeed, the steam treats the entire system, not just the vagina. Yoni is a Sanskrit word meaning "vagina", "womb" and "origin of life". It is the symbol of the Goddess (Shakti or Devi), the Hindu Divine Mother.

What is a yoni steam?

 Yoni steams are a holistic health practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to gently permeate the exterior of her vagina. Between menstruation, sexual intercourse, and childbirth, the vagina withstands a lot. When you add changing hormones and pelvic floor issues to the mix, sometimes the vaginal area is anything but comfortable. That's why the ancient practice of yoni steaming is coming back. Essentially, herbs are brewed in a steam pot, and the container is placed under you or under your open seated chair. Blankets and sheets are wrapped around your torso to create a kind of sweat lodge for your lower torso. You sit and receive the moist warmth of the healing steam. It enters your body directly through your yoni and penetrates to your uterus, pelvis, and even up through a deep central channel connecting to your heart so you can feel better in your body and your life.

Yoni Vaginal Steaming

Potential benefits of yoni steams

There are many possible benefits to yoni steams. Here I will list them out and will elaborate on a few that I think are important.

  • Regulate irregular menstrual cycles, reduce painful periods, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation
  • Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset of menses
  • May promote fertility
  • Postpartum recovery by aiding in the repair of vaginal tears,episiotomy, or C-section scars
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Heal from emotional or sexual trauma
  • Reduce uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts PCOS, uterine weakness and prolapse, & endometriosis.
  • Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids
  • Relieve chronic yeast infections and UTI's
  • Ease menopausal symptomsincluding dryness or pain during intercourse
  • Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body
  • Release stored emotions
  • Stronger & more frequent orgasms 
  • Tap into our creative potential, art, projects, service and soul work
  • Increase libido & reignite sensual passion 
  • Deepen connection to your feminine essence 
  • An act of self-love and self-care

 How often should You Yoni Steam?

I personally yoni steam once a month (except while menstruating). It is nice to do your steam later in the evening so that you can go lay down in bed shortly after finishing the steam. As you begin to incorporate yoni steaming into your self care routine, you’ll notice a powerful reconnection with your womb and a more pleasant and regulated menstrual cycle.

My Top Herbs for Yoni Steams

A yoni steam is sort of like a facial for your uterus. It is a steam cleaning for your uterine wall. So pick herbs that are delicate enough for your eyes and mouth.

 My first step when selecting the herbs that I want to use in my yoni steam are merely selected based on mi intuition. I gather this intel while meditating, I ask my womb, yoni and body to guide me and let me know what I need at the time. I use crafted yoni steam blend that includes the highest quality, aromatic, toning and healing herbs available herbs. I make sure all the herbs are certified organic, fairly traded, GMO-free and kosher.

 

 

 

 

Herb

Property

Rose Petals

A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering and inviting softness into your life.

Lavender

 

One of the most relaxing herbs we have, lavender supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow.

Lavender is a sweet-smelling antiseptic and anti-bacterial herb with soothing and powerful cleansing properties for a healthy vaginal environment.

Rosemary

An aromatic and antimicrobial herb, rosemary treats bacterial infection, speeds wound healing, inhibits yeast growth, and stimulates menstruation. It purifies and stimulates the yoni and reclaim or remember lost parts of your self.

Lemon Balm

An antiviral herb that helps with relieving itchiness and smells delightful.

 

Dandelion

Helps improve endocrine and reproductive health. It helps rid excess estrogen, sugars, and toxins of the body

 

Calendula

Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids. It also helps ease and treat cramping and heaviness.

 

Peppermint

Helps energize, stimulate, and restore of the yoni. It also assist in developing psychic power and opening up to unconditional love.

 

Chamomile

Known as the grandmother herb. It helps with relieving cramping, tension, and pain. It smells amazing.

 

Yarrow

Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health. Yarrow is great for wound repair, tender, bruised, stitched tissues.

Uva Ursi

An alkalinizing herb that is specific for UTI and reproductive infections.

 

Thyme

Assists in addressing trapped feelings which have been buried for a long time.” If we are looking to be in our feminine energy and feel, then we’ve got to feel all the feelings we’ve been suppressing.

 

Mugwort

In addition to fighting infection through its antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, mugwort balances female hormones and stimulates the production of hormones that help to maintain uterine health as well as protect the uterus from things such as ulcers and tumors. Mugwort steam opens the pores, allowing the beneficial herbs to penetrate into the blood stream. In addition, mugwort helps to stimulate menstrual discharge and ease cramping.

Motherwort

Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids. Motherwort stimulates uterine tone and blood flow.

 

Raspberry Leaf, Damiana

Herbs that supports the urinary and reproductive organs.

 

Juniper

It is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney and bladder stones. Juniper tonifies, tights, and dries tissue.

 

Basil

It supports urinary and reproductive organs.

Women sometimes use basil before and after childbirth to promote blood circulation, and also to start the flow of breast milk.

Oregano

A great antibacterial agent. It's loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage. This is a balsam for your yoni lips

Peony

Peony is the perfect if your is numb and you most likely do not feel any pleasure. It awakens your senses.

Mullein

An excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral agent.  Good for enhancing your connection with your womb and womb-heart by accentuating your intuition.  It promotes courage, good health and self-love. It helps you to be focus and grounded.

Feverfew

Feverfew is aptly named for one of its many uses, treating fever, but has historically been used to treat a variety of ailments including inflammation, menstrual cramps.

Eyebright (Euphrasia)

It reduces inflammation and tightening tissue. It is believed to add cheer to one’s spirit so you should use this herb if you feel your yoni is numb or don’t feel any pleasure when having intercourse.

Hydrangea

Used as a diuretic and detoxifier. Works as a moisturizer for your yoni as hydrangea stores huge amount of water in their petals.  It is good for cleansing, boundaries, deconstructing challenging karmic patterns, hex breaking, protection, redirecting curses and psychic attacks, restructuring energy field.

 

 

 

No. Please do not use essential oils, as they are far too strong for this purpose, having the potential to cause damage. Only use fresh or dry herbs.

 

How to Do a Yoni Steam

Set your self up in a safe, private, and pleasant area— the bathroom, your bedroom, or a meditation space; you may want to be looking at an altar or out a window. Place your steam bowl where you'll have room and be comfortable.

 Start a pot of 3–4 quarts of water to boil with a lid. Once you have a rolling boil, turn the heat down, add one cup of well packed dry herbs and seaweed (one quart of fresh herbs) to the water and simmer for 5–10 minutes. Turn off heat and let steep for another 10 minutes with the lid on always. You want to keep the volatile oils of the herbs in the steam and not let them escape. 

 Meanwhile, gather a sheet, towels, and wool blanket to drape around you while you sit. They should be wrapped around you once you sit down to form a sort of sweat lodge for the lower half of your body. Use pillows behind you, and towels on top of the seat, if desired.

 
Once you are ready to sit and steam, transfer the herb pot to under the open seat of the chair. Sit down, get comfortable, get your draping around you, and then open the lid of steam. Adjust to the heat and use the draping to allow in fresh air if needed while you get settled; otherwise, close the steam tent up so that no cold air comes in. Then, settle into your yoni steam.

 
Relax, meditate, read something inspiring, have music playing, connect with your womb, your vagina, your pelvis, and receive what your body has to communicate.

 
It's best to steam for about 20–30 minutes. Listen to your body. Repeat as desired. Use the steams throughout your cycle, focusing on the week before bleeding.

Do NOT try a Yoni Steam if you:

  • are pregnant or there is a chance that you’re pregnant
  • are menstruating
  • have any sort of infection
  • have an intrauterine device (IUD), some say you can for only 5-10 minutes maximum
  • have any open cuts, wounds, stitches and or sores

What to expect after v-steaming

Immediately after steaming, you might feel extremely relaxed, emotional, or tired. Afterward, remain wrapped in warm blankets and rest in a warm bed for the night. The yoni bath herbs will continue to work on your reproductive system as you sleep, and you will wake up feeling pampered, nurtured, and loved.

 In the days following, there are several things you might experience; changes in your cycle, lighter period, the release of dark blood, clots, and heightened feminine awareness. You might notice changes right away or more subtly.

Be aware that your first cycle after steaming may be heavier and darker, this is a sign that your body had to purge all that “excess” out before it can feel light and healthy!

As long as you are aware of all of the above, yoni steaming is a safe and effective holistic health treatment.

Are there any drawbacks to Yoni Steaming?

Yoni steaming is an age-old remedy that has been tested and proven by generations before us and there aren’t many drawbacks to a yoni steam providing you follow a few simple precautions.

In closing, yoni steams offer potential for us to restore the disconnect from our yoni/uterus, whether that be from trauma, violations, abuse, surgeries, or just cultural disconnect. Yoni steaming as a self-health practice to restore health and balance your menstrual cycles, ease the transition through life phases, unlock the intimate magic of your womb, and release toxic emotions such as stress, tension, and stagnation.

DISCLAIMER: I AM  NOT A DOCTOR, I AM ONLY SHARING HERE MY SELF-CARE ROUTINE SO I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU THAT BEFORE DOING A YONI STEAM CONSULT  YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER AND RESEARCH ABOUT THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF THE HERBS YOU CHOOSE.

 

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