Yoni steaming, also known as peri-steaming or vaginal steaming is a noninvasive and ancient self-care practice with a long history of promoting and maintaining healthy wombs and menstrual cycles/periods.
"Since going off of birth control about 3 years ago, my period symptoms consistently got worse and more painful. I'm talking, can't leave the couch because my cramps were SO intense, nausea etc. You name the symptom I had it.
Fast forward, I've steamed for two cycles now and have already seen a difference! My menstrual phase is shorter and my symptoms very minimal. I also feel more connected to my womanhood and feminine power more than ever before!"
"Usually the day after (I steam) I feel like she's on the prowl, but there's nowhere to go prowl so that's been funny. But seriously, it just makes me feel like I want to feel sexual and sensual again. It makes me realize that I haven't felt sexy or comfortable in my own skin, but its like I get this glimpse of power I would have if I did, so it makes me want to work on healing that part of myself...Instead of kinda let it shrivel away like I've been doing for the last few years."
"...Yikes! Anyways, I am currently on my period and for the first time ever, it completely surprised me when it arrived as I did not experience and of the normal (pms) symptoms I often have like bloating and tender breast."
"I'm forever grateful to Taqiyya for her knowledge, guidance, and support throughout my postpartum journey. After a thorough inquiry, she created a unique steaming plan for me that I implemented for the next 21 days. Once I was complete I felt much further along on my healing journey. Not only did my yoni physically feel better, so did my mind and spirit, as it was a powerful practice to honor the journey from maiden to mother. I couldn't be more grateful to Taqiyya. She is a powerful ally to all women, as she serves from a place of deep listening & passion for womb wellness."
"You always have a way of making me spill my beans. And my girlfriend downstairs honestly feels a big sense of relief. That ACV hit the spot, literally."
"Girl, I am having the best period of my life. The steaming has definitely helped. I only had one day of cramps. Normally, I cramp every day. My blood is a nice red. I feel great! (My Husband) is letting me sleep in. I am actually getting rest."
It requires disrobing from the waist down (underwear included), cloaking with steam gown or spa wrap while sitting in a relaxed comfortable position over a pot of yoni steam herbs (think large cup of tea).
No matter your roots, yoni steaming is your birthright as a woman and has been used for centuries by our foremothers to keep the womb healthy and maintain connection to its unique work force and life force (sacred) energy.
Yoni steaming or vaginal steaming is a type of hydrotherapy that combines medicinal properties of herbs and steam to target specific uterine imbalances, such as menstrual cramps, heavy periods, short cycles, clots, fibroids, cysts, brown, black, or purple blood, chronic yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. It is historically known to support and accelerate postpartum recovery although recently it has been used to support modern women in easing discomfort from gynecological issues. Today it is used as a ritual performed before and after the menstrual phase of a women’s cycle (never during days of bleeding) to promote a healthy and healed womb
Yoni steaming or vaginal steaming initiates deep spiritual cleansing of trauma from the woman’s sacral chakra center, the gateway of your life force and work force energy. It aids in clearing energy from past sexual trauma/abuse and previous lovers still bound by the chords of your sacral energy center so that you can begin to fully embody all aspects of your wildness as a womb holder (i.e. creativity, sensuality, pleasure, healthy boundaries and relationships, self validation, & radical self love to name a few).
Steaming is a type of hydrotherapy that increases circulation to the womb and abdomen, activating the healing movement of energy. When steam is combined with specific herbs, it begins awakening the medicinal properties of the plants, targeting the specific menstrual cycle imbalances and freeing emotional tension.
REPORTED BENEFITS OF STEAMING
Regulates painful periods
Brings back missing periods
Reduce fibroids and cysts
Relieves chronic yeast infections
Relieves chronic bacterial vaginosis
Tightening of vaginal canal
Reduces painful PMS
Increased vaginal nectar/lubrication
Decrease in bloating/water retention
Increased sexual sensation
Remedies scar tissue
Increased emotional balance
STEAMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED WHENEVER YOU ARE:
3. Actively trying to become pregnant AND are post ovulation or IVF transfer
4. Experiencing fresh red spotting or trickle bleeding (not to be confused with postpartum bleeding)
5. Experiencing abnormal + spontaneous heaving bleeding or two periods per month, in the last three (3) months.
Check out our blog to empower your womb healing journey! I cover birth control, period care, and all the lies we've been told as women. I recommend starting with "Period Prep. Self-Care That's a Must!"