THE ANCIENT ART OF YONI STEAMING: ORIGINS AND MODERN PRACTICE
If you’re reading this article, you’re probably in one of two camps: you’ve just heard of yoni steaming and you want to know just what the heck it’s all about, or you’ve been steaming for a while and you finally asked yourself ‘how and when did it start?’ No matter where you fall, you’ve come to the right place.
While there is a sizable group of ladies out there who’ve been steaming for ages, enjoying all the health benefits an herbal steam can have on your body and for your spirit, odds are, yoni steaming is news to you. It might be something you’ve heard about from one of your girlfriends, or scrolling through Instagram. You might have tried it once, or maybe you’re a regular in the past few months or years because you’ve personally felt its magic.
The thing is: yoni steaming is not new. It’s not a fad or a trend like some might say. You might just be hearing about it now, but unlike other crazes (bell-bottoms and Uggs™ come to mind), yoni steaming is a movement. It’s a health practice with a rich history that spans centuries, and it’s only now as ladies embrace and uplift their womanhood that we’ve been able to talk about and share that which encapsulate our most intimate place; our vaginas.
And that’s what we’re here to talk about, ladies: yoni steaming, where it comes from, how it works, and what it can do for you.
Yoni steaming, in simplest terms, is the practice of crafting an herbal blend, utilizing the natural properties of each herb for the unique needs of each woman, and using the warmth of the steam to gently permeate the vagina, cervix, and uterus.
As a health and self-care practice, there is evidence that yoni steaming has been practiced by numerous cultures throughout history, including: Indigenous America, Greece, India, eastern Europe, Korea, Africa, the Philippines, Japan, and many other Asian countries.
While it is often referred to as ‘vaginal steaming’, the steaming process does much more than just engage the vagina. ‘Yoni’ is an ancient Sanskrit word that refers to a ‘sacred place’, or more literally ‘womb’ or the ‘female organs of generation’. It can also be taken to mean “origin, abode, or source”. Already you can see it’s so much more than you might have thought!
In its simplest form, yoni steaming is a ritual of connecting with your feminine energy and womanly intuition. While it cleanses and soothes you physically, its undeniable that it simultaneously cleanses you on a spiritual level. Steaming has been said to help heal from sexual trauma, release pent up emotions, increase libido, revive sexual desire, relieve stress and much more. Just imagine what it could do for you!
As we grow as a society, as we learn to embrace and empower ourselves as women, we open the paths to become the healthiest and happiest we can be. Everyday we can reconnect with and celebrate our womanhood; whether that’s spending time with our girlfriends, sharing our experiences with one another, advocating for ourselves, or just getting a yoni steam.
Ladies, serve your Queenliness!
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