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Yoni Steaming

Have you ever tried yoni steaming? 

This health practice has grown to be more and more popular recently.  A focus on Yoni and vaginal health has been up and coming up in conjunction with conversations of feminism and gender equality. Many people with a yoni do not know all of the things they could be doing to support the health of their body.

The word Yoni stems from Sanskrit texts. this word was translated to represent the womb and female reproductive organs. many use it interchangeably with vagina or vulva. Yoni also refers to origin, abode, or source in any other context. This symbol is considered to represent Shakti as well as generative power of the divine feminine.

There are many ways to care for your Yoni, and many practices you may bring into your life to support your reproductive center. One such practice is steaming. Steaming is a common herbal practice to treat various areas of the body. Much of the concept behind steaming relies on the cleansing power of steam itself as well as infusing different herbs with healing properties into the brew. Vaginal steaming stems from an ancient practice that is said to help cleanse the vagina and uterus, regulate menstruation, and even ease cramps and bloating. There are many purported benefits to this practice, though not much scientific research to be able to back these claims. It is best to start with commonly used, recommended herbs and to consider your medications and other treatments before administering a preparation. Some of the most used herbs for yoni steaming include:

- Raspberry Leaf 

- Chamomile

- Calendula

- Rosemary

- Oregano 

After blending the herbs, heat a small amount of water on the stove just until boiling. Turn off the heat and add a small handful of your blend; let sit for a moment. 

Using a towel around the pot, you may kneel or squat over the pot for as long as it feels appropriate. Make sure you test the heat of the steam on your inner arm before steaming your vulva, or you may be in danger of burns. 

This practice may be a spiritual or emotional one for many as well. It may be incorporated as a ritualistic practice or meditative practice of cleansing and rejuvenation. 

Steaming may not be supportive in the instances of pregnancy, certain reproductive disorders, and should be engaged sparingly to support the pH of the vagina.