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Sensual Yoni Steaming for Reproductive Health & To Support Sexual Healing

"Yoni" is the Sanskrit name for female genitals. It also means sacred space.
Yoni steaming is a sacred, and sensual healing practice that supports this sacred space both energetically, and physically. This relaxing ancient practice brings a slow warmth and increased blood flow to the uterus. It relaxes the muscles in the vaginal canal and wombspace allowing energy to flow and bring balance and healing. The moist, nourishing steam finds its way deep inside and relaxes not only the vulva and outer areas, but the vaginal walls and even up to the cervix. The herbal medicine travels and finds its little molecular way into areas that would otherwise be less simple to relax, taking with it the goodness and healing power of the herbs and botanicals. 
The plant medicines are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulated into the wombspace where they help to further stimulate healing.

 

This practice helps support everything from menstrual flow, cramps, fertility, helping to soften any old endometrium lining, and on an energetic level, offering cleansing support for old lovers or emotional trauma.

This sensual ritual can also help transform one’s relationship to their sexuality and divine feminine energy, providing a sense of emotional healing or reclamation and deep connection to your sexuality and sexual health.

If you are carrying tension or just need some juicing up I recommend a Yoni Steam with lovingly selected herbs as an easy and sensual remedy.

Yoni steaming has now been a part of my fertility self care ritual-arsenal for years. I love doing it at least once per phase of my fertility cycle, except for when I am menstruating.

I had my first experience with this powerful ritual while I was separated from my husband, Tyler. I was seeking out many various forms of womb healing on both a physical and energetic level and stumbled upon this traditional practice through a local doula in Gainesville, near me who owns a Yoni Steaming spa. I was Divinely led to working with her and receiving my very first Yoni Steam.

We chatted about our love for Jesus, epigenetic, generational curses & blessings, yoni eggs, the Divine Feminine, Cycle Syncing, The Bible, organized religion pros and cons, crystals and herbs, and so much more. I knew I was in the right place, and I felt so safe and well tended to. I steamed and sipped hot herbal tea and when I left I felt like a new woman.

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I felt I had left years of trauma behind, softened and sloughed away by the steam. It was a beautiful and unforgettable first experience and helped bring even deeper healing to my wombspace during that time of mourning and healingIf you are in the Northern Central Florida area, I recommend visiting Alexandria at www.thegoddessprojectgnv.com

It’s best to work with or consult a practitioner for support or work with your midwife or doula when you're first beginning your practice. I also recommend purchasing a yoni steaming stool to ensure you do not burn yourself with the steam when you're first beginning. I offer custom Herbal Yoni Steaming Blends that are tailored-crafted to your specific womb journey, and it's always best to work with an herbalist who knows their herbs versus going with what you hear on Clubhouse or read on Google.

(believe me, I wound up in a Clubhouse chat room that absolutely HORRIFIED me as I heard all the things women were doing to their vaginas. It is worth it to find someone who knows what they're doing and is well educated in herbs for women health and herbs for yoni steaming in particular.) If you can find someone local to work with, that is my best recommendation and it's a beautiful way to forge new relationships with women doing this work in your area.In the case that there is no one local to work with, may this guide be the next best thing.Book your Wombspace Session Here with me, and get the combined benefit of a Wombspace healing and clearing and pleasure practice to go with your Yoni Steam. We will co-craft the perfect steaming schedule for your fertility cycle and choose herbs that are an energetic match for your intentions and physical healing goals together.

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Yoni Steaming

also known as:

Vaginal Steaming   V-Steaming
  Womb Steaming   Uterine Steaming

BENEFITS OF YONI STEAMING

There are several benefits to the sacred practice of yoni steaming, varying from emotional and spiritual healing to physical healing support. The frequency of yoni-steaming rituals varies from woman to woman; pay attention to your body’s signals and find a pattern that works for you.

  • Can help relieve yeast infections, infection, and odor

  • Can support an increase in sexual libido, especially through the juicy softening and relaxing of the steam gently penetrating the vagina and perineum

  • Energetically helps to release the past (including past lovers or abusers) and clear stagnant emotions

  • Reconnect to Divine Feminine energy

  • Heals and tones the tissues of the vagina

  • Reduces symptoms of bloating, cramping, and PMS

  • Helpful for pain from endometriosis, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness

  • Helps to ease tightness and tension from trauma & helps bring emotional healing

  • Helps relieve vaginal dryness during menopause

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PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS TO YONI STEAMING

Do not yoni steam if…

  • You are on your period

  • You are prone to spontaneous bleeding

  • You have an internal or external infection

  • You have an IUD (consult a practitioner)

  • You are trying to conceive (directly following ovulation if you're trying to get pregnant) or you are pregnant (always best to consult with a practitioner)

  • Speak with an herbalist or holistic practitioner (someone like myself) if you are working to heal severe hormonal issues or infertility

  • Do not steam if there is excess heat in the body due to fever, hot flashes, or night sweats (consult a practitioner)

  • Do not use essential oils, they are too harsh for the vagina

  • Speak with a midwife or doula about steaming postpartum or after miscarriage, or abortion.

  • It is not recommended to steam after spray tanning, waxing or laser hair removal. I recommend waiting 4 days after waxing and 2 weeks after laser hair removal.

  • Please note that piercings will need to be removed to avoid burns.

  • You should stop your steam if you feel any of the following; generally unwell, light headed, dizzy, nauseous, intense headache, short of breath or if your body tells you so -- trust your instincts.

  • I do not recommend steaming for longer than 30 minutes. It's best to begin with a short steam, around 10 to 15 minutes in length for the first several times or if you have "short" cycles.

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Benefits of Yoni Steaming

Libido support

Eases tension and promotes relaxation

Helps support healing of PMS symptoms

Energetically releases the past and support for trauma healing

How To Yoni Steam at Home

CHOOSING THE BEST HERBS
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Perhaps the most important consideration of yoni steaming is the herbs you choose to use.

Before you choose which herbs to use for yoni steaming, connect to your intention. When you know what you want to focus on healing or experiencing on physical and emotional levels, you can better choose which herbs or blends will best serve you and help support your intention. ALWAYS choose organic or wildcrafted herbs. ALWAYS.

 

Some herbs that are generally safe to begin with are:

  • Red Rose Petals

  • Pink Rose Buds

  • Chamomile

  • Calendula

  • Nettle Leaf

  • Oat Straw

 

Some herbs are more potent and are quite powerful, and work

specifically for hormonal disorders and imbalances, it’s helpful to

work with a practitioner or doula for specific guidance, or order a

custom blend for yourself from my apothecary: www.thesoulfulapothecary.com

Set the space

Before you begin your yoni steam, gather together everything you will need and create a sacred space for yourself.

 

You may need:

Here are the steaming stools that I recommend purchasing (I highly dis-recommend using ANY plastic.):
Kitara Yoni Steaming Stool

or, if you need something smaller and lightweight (if you live in a tiny home, or camper/RV or small apartment and are tight on space, etc.) you may prefer this stool from Etsy:

Sunshine Yoni Steam Stool and they also sell my favorite Yoni Steam Cushions

 

I love wrapping myself up in a lightweight robe like this one while I am steaming, especially in the warmer months:
Hanfu Wrap Dress

These are also really lovely and great for wrapping up in:

ChintamaniAlchemi Boho Goddess Kaftan

ChintamaniAlchemi Huge Mantle Cardigan

 

You can simply wrap yourself up in a lightweight sheet, or you can totally steam in the nude on your veranda or porch, if you're able! (I won't tell!)

In the colder months, or if you're prone to being chilled you can use:
The Squirt Blanket from Yoni Pleasure Palace!

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You may want to have a towel on hand to dry yourself with afterwards. The steam can collect on your inner thighs and labia, and a light toweling off afterwards can help prevent you from wetting your clothing when you put them back on. A small hand towel can suffice, but you can also choose a plush bath sheet to add to the luxury textures and sensual vibes.

 

If you have the time, I suggest you light your favorite natural candles (I prefer beeswax or coconut wax.) You can also burn incense or herbs, or choose to diffuse essential oils that help support your intention for your steam, and I always recommend simply choosing what lights you up and what helps you feel the most relaxed.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the page for my yoni steaming playlist that I also use for my Yoni Egg practices.

Play music that feels related to your intention, play my playlist, or choose soothing or sensual background music. Alternatively, you can play instrumental worship music.