Womb Medicine: The Art of Yoni Steaming
Yoni in Sanskrit refers to the female genitalia of the womb and vagina and it means sacred temple, symbolising our Divine nature and it's sacred portal to life. This gentle holistic practice combines the medicinal properties of herbs with the purifying effects of steam to cleanse and detox the yoni.
Yoni steaming is a powerful ancient self care and self love practice that has been used by women throughout history and across cultures for deep connection with our womb, inner wisdom, connection to our cycles and innate feminine power.
This restorative practice of vaginal steaming invites women to come into deeper connection with their bodies, yoni and uterus, restoring the balance of the feminine cycles, unlocking the intimate magic of your womb and releasing stuck emotions, stagnant energy and relieving stress and tension held within the muscles.
This holistic practice uses a herbal steam preparation which permeates the exterior of her vagina gently and has been used to cleanse the uterus when there are menstrual difficulties, after birth as post natal care and with menopause to support transition through life phases.
What is a Yoni Steam:
Herbs are brewed in a steam pot with the lid on for 5 mins (using filter water to avoid harsh chemicals). The lid is then removed from the container and placed under the yoni steam stool (an open seated chair). Once the correct temperature of the steam is assured, take your seat on the steam stool and wrap blankets and sheets around your torso to the floor to create a kind of sweat lodge. Place a pillow behind your stool for comfort.
You then sit for 20 minutes and receive the healing steam, which 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.
Have music playing, visualise and connect with your womb, meditate, listen to your body and acknowledge any emotions that may arise. You can journal throughout or after the steam to process and integrate the practice.
The herbs selected for your steam will be based on your consultation and be specific to your individual needs, considering the properties of the herbs that you would most benefit from.
Benefits of Yoni Steaming:
Reduce menstrual cramps
Reduce painful periods
Decrease menstrual flow and reduce dark brown and black blood at the onset of period
Relive chronic yeast infections and UTIs
Release old emotions
Tap in to creative potential
Support fertility and conception
Menopause and vaginal dryness
Pelvic pain, tightness, or pain during intercourse
Address anger and release unresolved trauma
Yoni steaming is contra-indicated if:
You are ovulating and wish to conceive
Pregnant or think you may be pregnant
If you have an IUD
If you have an active internal infection
The benefits of Yoni steaming are many and is a great way to connect with your inner wisdom and womb during the cycles of the Moon. Yoni steaming is a perfect practice to do at new moon or full moon to connect cycle with those of the Moon, as long as you are not bleeding during these times.
A full steam consult (1 hour 15 minutes) goes through your full history and includes a 20 - 30 minute steam and chat afterwards to process.
We can then set you up with a steam plan for you to continue with at home.
Otherwise we can do a Zoom consult (1 hour long) to discuss your needs and how to do home steaming, you will receive your herbs and a steam plan to support you.
This is to ensure you have the right steam plan and herbs to best support your needs.