Yoni Steaming

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What is yoni steaming?

Also known as Vaginal steaming, v-steaming, yoni steaming, womb steaming, etc

Steaming your yoni with herbs is an ancient healing tradition originating from African, Asian, and Central American cultures. The ritual has been passed down by women from generation to generation.

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‘Yoni’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘sacred space’, hence why it’s used to refer to the female reproductive area, the womb, vagina or vulva. ‘Yoni’ is also a Hebrew name and means ‘Gift of God’ or ‘Given from God’ .
Specific herbs are boiled in water. The properties of these herbs infuse in the water and you then sit over water, allowing the steam to rise into your vagina and womb space .
The vagina is one of the most absorbent tissues of the female body and so this is why womb steaming is used as an effective form of self-healing .
Plants have been used for thousands of years to aid health and well-being. Our ancestors knew that there are certain herbs that are particularly helpful for the female reproductive organs, menstrual cycle, and postpartum care. They drank these herbs, bathed in these herbs, and steamed with these herbs to create a healthy sexual and reproductive environment. Grandmas were known to visit younger women in their homes to perform a steam session after she had given birth to help their reproductive area heal and re-tighten.
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Steam once a week or once a fortnight for yoni health and energy clearing.

(If you are also steaming to ease your menstrual cycle and /or PMS, start steaming the week before your period and steam every other day until your period comes. After your cycle ends, steam a couple of times to clear out excess debris.)

Boil water in a pot (use spring water to avoid the chemicals in tap water). Turn the heat down after it reaches a boil and place your Goddess Rooms herbs into the water, allowing them to brew for 5 mins.

Undress from the waist down and squat or sit above the herbs allowing the steam to rise to your yoni.

Either transfer the mixture into a bowl (BPA-free if plastic) or place the pot directly under your yoni chair.

Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly before using (about 5 minutes to avoid burns) .

Set your intentions for your steam e.g. emotional healing, physical healing, clarity etc.

Steam until the water becomes cool.

During your steam :

journal, meditate, drink a cup of herbal tea or cacao. Avoid flicking through social media or watching mindless TV.

Ending your steam :

Thank yourself for the self-care, self-love, and self-healing session. Thank nature by returning the herbs to the earth-pour them outside in your garden or other outdoor space.

After your steam :

Continue with further intentional relaxation e.g. snuggle under a blanket with a book, lie down, or take a short nap.
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Yoni steaming benefits for your period-
before, during & after

improves menstrual flow by releasing clots & old blood from the womb

lightens your cycle

reduces & prevents painful cramps before, during, and after your cycle

reduces menstrual bloating

treats irregular & absent periods by increasing blood flow to the pel vic area

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Yoni steaming benefits for spiritual
/emotional /bodily connection

steaming connects you to your ancestors and creates space for ancestral womb trauma healing
steaming promotes emotional & spiritual healing from past womb traumas e.g . miscarriage, abortion, sexual abuse etc
steaming connects you to your divine feminine energy
steaming connects you with nature (fire element, water element, earth element & air element)
steaming helps clear negative energies & blockages from your womb space
steaming connects you to your menstrual cycle
steaming helps you prioritise self-care
steaming leaves you feeling re-energised, rejuvenated, and body-confident
steaming promotes self-reflection and self-development
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Yoni steaming is also said to

balance your hormones
help prevent early menopause
clear chronic vaginal irritation & peri-menopausal vaginal symptoms
tighten the opening of the vagina
help with vaginal dryness by increasing cervical fluid
treat & prevent endometriosis, PCOS, yeast infections, and cysts
help with infertility