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What is Yoni Steaming?
Yoni Steaming (also known Vaginal Steaming or V-Steam) is an ancestral ritual practice by many indigenous cultures that use the steam of medicinal herbs to benefit the female reproductive system and its overall health while also promoting health to other systems like the Urinary and Digestive. Historically known in ancient cultures such as the Indigenous Mayans. Africans, Egyptians, Indians, Caribbeans, Native Americans and many indigenous cultures of Asia such as the Philippines and Japanese, which proves the practice has existed for centuries. These cultures have used Yoni Steaming as a routine ritual to honor, heal, respect and connect the feminine energy provided by the physical body. Yoni in Sanskrit is “sacred temple” or pathway to connect to our feminine power and wisdom.
Yoni Steaming is a “steam bath” for the vaginal area and the female reproductive organs by the power of herbs and the medicinal steam it gives off once combined with the element of fire. Yoni steaming rejuvenates, detoxifies, increases circulation and energy flow of the female reproductive organs by opening up the pores of the vaginal tissues and thus welcoming the medicinal benefits from Mother Earth while trusting the sacred ritual and wisdom of women generations before us. The female reproductive area happens to be where the sacral chakra is located thus providing an experience of grounding support and radiance.
What are the benefits gained from Yoni Steaming?
Supports reducing symptoms of pain, bloating, body fatigue and digestive distress that is associated with menstruation.
Supports reducing the stagnant blood flow that appears as brown or purple in the beginning or end of menstrual flow; as well as regulating moon cycle and blood flow.
Supports reducing inflammation from endometriosis and fibroids.
Supports the reduce of build-up of cysts on the ovaries.
Supports toning and healing of the vaginal tissues after birth.
Supports increase of fertility
Supports physical and emotional healing after miscarriages and abortions
Supports reduce symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness and discomfort
Supports natural detoxification processes of the body
Supports balance of pH levels
Supports urinary health and lower occurrences of UTI’s
Supports reduction of vaginal odor
Supports scarring from C-Sections, hysterectomies, and laparoscopies
Supports anti-microbial properties to the body by reducing yeast infections, parasite infections and candida (if paired with a proper diet)
Supports the soothing, repairing and restoring of reproductive system cancers as well as rectal cancer
Supports the relief of tension of body associated with cramps
Supports the reconnection to the ancestral wisdom of the womb
Supports the releasing stored emotions and trauma in the sacral chakra
Supports the connection with the female body and the sacred place of creativity, flow, intimacy and passion in life
Supports those healing from sexual trauma
Supports the releasing old lovers while cultivating space for new lovers (According to Exploring the Art of Yoni Steaming by Kate Strakosch, a woman holds onto the energetic imprints of all of her sexual partners in her yoni, WOW!)
What is a possible contradiction of doing a steam?
Pregnancy-the steam can relax and open the cervix thus allowing for higher chance of pregnancy
IUD present- the heat can cause contractions of the uterus and extract the IUD (this can cause tearing in vaginal canal or pregnancy)
Active Herpes outbreak- steam can too stimulating to the body if steam is too hot, please check steam temperature prior to sitting above the steam
During Moon Cycle or Menstruation Cycle- can induce heavier bleeding. It is best to be done pre/post menstruation for maximum benefits.