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8 Benefits Of Yoni Steaming You Shouldn't Miss

Yoni steaming has been practiced in many ancient, indigenous cultures around the world! While some may think of it as taboo, it’s actually an ancient forgotten wisdom used by medicine women in African, Asian, and Mayan cultures. In modern times, it’s growing in popularity in the West. Vaginal steaming involves sitting over a steaming pot of water that often contains added herbs. Vaginal steaming causes the herbs to penetrate vaginal tissues and offer a variety of benefits.


1) Improves the menstrual cycle

The number one reason that many women practice yoni steaming is because of its ability to significantly reduce pain, bloating, and exhaustion associated with menstruation, as well as to regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles. It works like this: after the medicinal herbs release their cleansing and healing oils into hot water, they are carried via steam to the porous skin of the outer labia, where they are absorbed.

2) Heals the womb

Perhaps as a result of stress and environmental toxins in our world today, many women suffer from challenges such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. In the same way that yoni steaming supports the uterus to shed old blood, it can help the miraculous organ to expel any non-essential tissue or cells, including polyps, cysts, or endometrium growing outside the

uterus. The result is a healthier womb, inside and out.

3) Creates space for blissful relaxation

To do yoni steam, a woman sets aside 20-30 minutes of her time to focus on her own well-being and go inward. This self-care routine provides an excellent time to reflect, meditate, practice pranayama, or write in a journal, bringing a profound sense of relaxation and emotional well-being.

4) Deeply connects a woman with her source of power

Yoni steaming is an opportunity to connect deeply with, subtle energies, especially that of our yonis. As we learn to enjoy our wombs as the beautiful, sacred centers that they are, celebrate and cherish all aspects of our bodies and deepen our relationship to the powerful feminine energy that each of us holds within.

5) Detoxifies

To truly live in balance, we must detoxify our environment, our relationships, and, of course, our own bodies. Yoni steaming works similarly to the way a steam room is used to draw toxins out of your body via the skin, or an herbal steam is used to clear congestion from your nasal passages when you have a cold.

6) Makes sex juicier

On an emotional level, yoni steaming supports us to cultivate a profound sense of self-love and increases our self-confidence which helps us to feel more sexy and sensual. On the physical level, yoni steaming increases circulation and increases lubrication, which can help increase libido and makes sex more enjoyable! And, the very act of steaming is slightly arousing, which helps us get turned on!

7) Helps to increase fertility

There may be many reasons for fertility challenges, but one of those reasons is induration and the buildup of old material in the venous lakes (folds) on the uterine walls. By breaking up this excess material and releasing it through menstruation, the uterine walls are prepared for a fertilized egg to attach and thrive. In many cases, this is the missing piece of preparation for a successful pregnancy.

8) Feels good!

Last but certainly not least, yoni steaming feels great. The warmth increases circulation to the labia and clitoris, and the steam moistens the sensitive tissues, resulting in an ever so slightly tantalizing sensation. Many women experience pleasure from the simple act of treating themselves to this delightful ritual, and that, in and of itself, should be revered. It is recommended to do a steam 1-3 times a month.

-Misty Cassady

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