Let’s talk about a little bit about Yoni Steaming …
I started doing this over a year ago when one of the ladies I was working with started making seats for it. There were also a number of girls from my work who got involved and found benefits from it. I did it for a few months but then life got in the way and I stopped. However, I actually quite enjoyed doing it. I felt more grounded and connected and gave me some time to meditate in my own head for a while. I have decided to start doing it again.
What is yoni steaming?
It is an ancient practice, where the warmth of herbal steam permeates the exterior of the vagina. Respected by healers around the globe, reconnecting with your body and utilising the wisdom of plant medicine to heal your cycle.
Some Benefits include:
•Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.
•Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
•Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
What you need: a large metal bowl, a towel or blanket to wrap around yourself and some hot water with herbs, and a yoni steaming seat (or toilet seat).
How to steam:
First you will need a glass bowl with herbs that are used to steam. Place these in the glass bowl and add hot boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool down so it doesn’t burn you.
You can purchase a yoni steam seat from places such as @mama_lunayonisteam (Instagram) and place the bowl underneath the seat, sit and wrap a towel or a blanket around your waist and meditate for a while – about 20 – 30mins
The money-saving way is to place a bowl (one that will fit into a toilet seat) of hot water and herbs on the toilet seat and then sit over it again with a towel or a blanket around your waist.
Once you finish steaming lay down and rest for a while to allow your body to process the steam and the oils.
How often do you do it? Usually once or twice a month but could be more. It’s important to note that you do not do this whilst you are menstrauting.
Leave us a comment below to let us know your experiences with it or if it’s something you would like to try…
+ Pregnancy. While steams can be beneficial for conception and after birth in the postpartum period, steaming during any stage of pregnancy is absolutely contraindicated. Do NOT steam if you are pregnant or even if you think you might be pregnant. If you are actively trying to conceive, do not steam after ovulation during the luteal (2nd half) of your cycle.
+ Do NOT use essential oils for vaginal steams, as they are much too harsh for vaginal tissue.
+ Do NOT steam if cancer is present anywhere in the body.
+ IUDs. There’s much debate about whether women with IUDs should steam or not. The main concern is that the medicinal herbs could cause the uterus to contract, which could potentially cause problems with the placement of the IUD. That being said, some people with IUDs still steam and find it to be beneficial. Talk to a trained practitioner to learn more and see if steaming would be a good option for you.
+ Do NOT steam when you are actively bleeding. You can, however, steam the day after the last day of your period to help move out any remaining blood. Steaming in the week leading up to your period can help with cramps and other menstrual complaints. But never steam when you’re actively menstruating. If you are prone to heavy bleeding, it is recommended to wait to steam until your cycle is more regulated, as steaming increases circulation to the pelvis, which could result in more bleeding.
+ It is NOT recommended to steam with any active infection.
For more information and more benefits check out this website https://karmatantric.com/yoni-vaginal-steaming/
Hello, I’m Elle a Tea Champion through the UK Tea Academy. I started Mindful Roots Tea as I have a passion for all things tea. I curate delicious, fun, all-natural tea blends that have added wellness benefits.