When I first heard of Yoni Steaming, I was pleasantly surprised about how the practice help alleviates almost all uterine health issues. I was in search of my cure to remedy menstruation issues when I came upon info and let me tell you, it’s an absolute life-changer! Surprisingly, some of us have no idea what yoni steaming is and that it’s an ancient herbal practice with benefits that are truly amazing!
What is a Yoni Steam?
Just think of your vagina getting a very relaxing sauna treatment. Your yoni (Sanskrit term for Vagina) is the source of LIFE! Why not treat it as such with herbal yoni steams that will change how you feel physically and spiritually?
How does it work?
Dried herbs are placed in hot water, releasing their medicinal properties into the vagina. A yoni steam works by removing our clothing from the waist down and sitting on a pot full of steaming water with herbs. As we sit on the pot, the water applies gentle heat, as well as the moisture that carries volatile oils, to the exterior tissues of the vagina (the tissue referred to as the vulva). The warmth and moisture increase circulation to the labia, causing it to swell and expose the inner labial mucus membranes. These tissues are very porous and absorbent, and the bloodstream picks up the volatile oils, carrying them into the inner reproductive system, including the uterus. Thus, the herbal steam increases circulation, thins mucus, and revitalizes the entire system, allowing it to shed unnecessary membranes and build-up. The result is a healthier, more pleasant cycle and a more connected woman.
If we do yoni steams at a wellness clinic, capes are placed over us to trap the steam. However, steams can be safely done at home, using a pot and a blanket or an African Skirt which I’d highly recommend during the warm weather seasons. Just make sure the water isn’t boiled too hot. You can do this for up to 20 minutes, and it would be the perfect time to set intentions, meditate or write in your journal.
The benefits include…
- Detoxifying the womb
- Reduces Uterine Fibroids/Ovarian Cysts
- Decreases menstrual flow
- Helps you to reconnect with and nourish the womb
- Eases symptoms of menopause
- Makes intercourse more pleasurable
- Relieve symptoms of menopause
- Cleanse away spiritual chord from a toxic ex
- Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth
- Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids
- Treat chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and maintain healthy odor
- Helps you to reconnect with your womb