Yoni Steaming - The Sacred Ritual to connect your with your Feminine Energy, Womb Wisdom and Cleanse the Uterus
Yoni Steaming a beautiful Balanced Babes favourite when it comes to self-care and exploring spiritual connection with your body and in particular your innate womb wisdom!
This ancient practice has been used by many cultures including: Mayan, Korean, Ancient Egyptian, Mexican and many more.
When this practice is done with intention it is a beautiful way to connect with the feminine crown and base chakra.
From a physical stand point, the process of Yoni, aka Vaginal steaming, the use of the medicinal herbs can bring great healing to the womb and reproductive organs including improved circulation to the womb, bringing warmth, life-force and increasing blood flow to heal any blood stagnation or dis-ease as well as providing a soothing and nourishing, anti-inflammatory healing to the Endometrial lining, restoring the PH balance of the Vagina, and supporting the healing of the uterus, associated with conditions such as Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Adenomyosis, polyps and infections.
Energetically, emotionally and spiritually Yoni steaming nourishes the emotionally cleansing and purifying for the womb, helping us to reconnect with our soft feminine energy. This assists in reconnecting us with our feeling, suppressed emotions and to help us get back into the slow, soft, gentle nature of the feminine energy.
When combined with a beautiful sacred ritual including meditation, journaling, sacred prayer, music, embodiment dance, cacao or simple intention and a request to call upon healing, we are able to release emotions such as grief, fears, anger and any other limiting beliefs surrounding our feminine or reproductive beliefs.
The Yoni steaming practice energetically sheds negatively just as a Sage stick smudge and cleanses our energy field. Our monthly bleed is a natural release and cleansing as we shed the lining of our womb with each monthly bleed and performing steaming rituals in-between our bleeds is a beautiful way to ensure each monthly bleed is a harmonious release without pain or emotional turmoil.
Steaming can also be done for women who are post-menopausal, celebrating the energetic release of limiting beliefs, fears, worries or stuck energy that no longer serves you.
The water and herbs used during the steaming process are therapeutic, aimed at cleansing the yoni and womb through their delicate medicinal properties.
Yoni Steaming has traditionally been used to assist in the healing and management of:
- Menstrual Cramps
- Menstrual Clots
- Missing Periods
- Heavy Periods Short
- Menstrual Cycles
- Long Menstrual Cycles
- Irregular Menstrual Cycles
- Long Periods
- Short Periods
- Irregular Discharge
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Yeast Infections
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Unexplained Infertility
- Short Luteal Phase
- Blocked Fallopian Tubes
- Scar Tissue Inside the Uterus
- Cervical Scar Tissue
- Cervical Polyps
- Ovarian Cysts
- Bartholin’s Cysts
- Nabothian Cysts
- Back Pain
- Difficult Urination
- Emotional PMS Symptoms
- Sexual Trauma
- Postpartum Contractions
- Surgery Recovery
- Miscarriage Recovery
- Birth Control Harm Recovery
When Not to Steam: Contraindications
- It is important to never use essential oils in your yoni steam as they are to strong and concentrated to have arising on the steam and contacting the delicate flesh on your yoni.
- If you have a short cycle (less than 27 days) you need to use mild herbs found in the Balanced Babes Wellness Blend and only steam for 10-15 mins at a time.
- Never steam during spotting or bleeding
- Do not steam if you are pregnant
- Do not steam if you have opens sores
Finding the right herbs for you.
You can choose herbs intuitively or of you have a short cycle (under 27 days) or have specific concerns you are wanting to heal you can book a consultation to receive the correct recipe and program for your body and cycle.
The women listed below offer consultations in person, via phone and skype. Sama is in the US and Femke is in Australia. You can also have a consultation with an Arvigo practitioner near you.
Balanced Babes Wellness Blend - Developed by SMEP Wellbeing
This beautiful nourishing blend is the perfect all round wellness solution for gentle steaming, nourishing and nurturing of the womb and any ritual for a deeper connection with your feminine and sacred womb wisdom.
100% Dried herbs – Nettle, Lemon Balm, Mint, Chamomile, Yarrow, Irish Moss, Mugwort, Cornsilk & Rose
Our Favourite herbs to use in a Steam:
- Yarrow herb – blood purifying, pelvic tonic
- Holy Basil (Tulsi) herb – menstrual balm and tonic
- Rose petals/dried Rose herb – Womb totem of love and healing
- Mugwort herb – Womb cleanser and awakened
- Raspberry leaf – nurturing and protective
- Sage – cleansing and protective
Modify a chair to use for the ritual by cutting a hole (at least 10 inches in diameter) in the center, or using a metal/wicker garden chair that steam can rise through, or create a platform with a gap in the middle so you can receive the steam whilst squatting (e.g with raised wood to stand on – test that its secure!) Make sure your Yoni is at least 12 inches from the bowl.
Finding the Perfect Sacred Stool
You can also easily make your own by preparing your herbs in a pot and then standing over it legs wide open with a blanket wrapped around you to hold in the warmth and steam. A milk crate, camping toilet bucket or to simple squat are great starting out options which are cost effective while you explore the process.
This is a very important part of the process and connecting with you womb. Create a sacred space, which you feel relaxed and open in; this can involve calling in objects which are special to you, music, lighting, candles, smells etc The entire process should be aesthetically pleasing.
Add 2 heaped tablespoons of your Balanced Babes Wellness Yoni Steam blend, you may like to boil these for a few minutes on the stove top, although simply adding boiled water from the kettle and allowing these to steep for a few minutes is fine also. into a large pot of boiling water; cover with a lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
Place the glass or ceramic bowl with your herbs directly under the hole of your Yoni steam chair – and steam yourself for 15-20 minutes.
Steam for no longer than 10 minutes if your womb cycle is under 27 days, so to not overstimulate the womb.
Incorporate your own practice while you steam, this could be meditating, journaling, listening to music, what ever you are called to follow in that moment.