The Yoni Steam
This week we ended our series by indulging in a beautiful Yoni Steam. I had never done a Yoni Steam and was very curious to find out if I would notice any changes physically or emotionally afterwards. As I walk into the door I am greeted with herbal warmth and sweetness coming from a large pot on the stove. It put me into an instant state of relaxation as we prepared for the Yoni Steam.
We had a discussion about characteristics of Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) energy and how the two contrast and are essential for consciously creating divine balance. Keeping the balance between the two will help us make more conscious choices, to have more control and be healthier and fulfilled. This information was very beneficial as I realized that I was using more of my yang energy which seems to have thrown off my feminine energy. This imbalance has had me feeling unsympathetic, extremely driven in my career (but still not really making any strides) and lacking in my personal relationships, especially intimately.
I am thankful for this discussion as this knowledge is surely leading me to a breakthrough…
We all discussed intimacy and how it affects our vaginal orgasms as well as our ability to connect with our inner power. Intimacy is the gateway to enriching our personal connection with ourselves and others. It is what allows us to be vulnerable and trusting in the experiences and exchanges we have. Some women shut down their sensual responses out of fear of possibly being labeled as “too sexual”. Other women, such as me shut down sensually because we are too busy welcoming stress in our daily lives. This is something else I plan on working on because I see how it affects my orgasmsic energy.
Grace explains that when we are shut off from sensual emotions, it actually causes our nadis (astral tubes carrying life force energy called qi) to become tight and narrow which limits the flow of energy to our vaginal canal. When this happens, we are unable to fully feel our vaginal orgasms. This explains so much like why my sexual desire has plummeted as well as the apparent lack of closeness and connection between my partner and I.
After our very enlightening discussion, we stretched and planted our intentions. Then we unfolded our chairs with holes in the middle for our Yoni. Then we took our mini crock pot and filled it with the boiled herbs from the pot.
We all placed our pots of Yoni herbs directly under holes in our chairs. Grace explained the positive benefits of doing a Yoni Steam., such as it being an ancient holistic practice that promotes womb wellness and healing. Traditionally, yoni steams have been used to release toxins, cleanse the uterus and improve menstrual cycles. I thought this was perfect timing as I was currently on my menses and was looking forward to pampering my vaginal canal with the steam while simultaneously gently massaging my lower abdomen. During these 2 hours of Yoni Steaming and feeling really intimately connected to my “ sisters” in our circle, we did a Yoni Breathing meditation.
My Yoni felt moist, warm and loved.
During this gentle Yoni Steam, I noticed I felt my vaginal canal relaxing and opening up for a juicy release. I felt some pinned up emotions softening up Concluding our Yoni Breathing meditation, we opened up discussion of discoveries made about ourselves throughout this 5 week journey of The Succulent Woman.
I specifically noted the changes my body is screaming for me regarding my choices in food. I also opened up about clarity received from using my Jade yoni egg which helped me get to the root of my relationship issues with myself and others. I was grateful for all of the lessons learned, all of the intentions I planted and am waiting for to manifest, and I am especially grateful for Grace and my Sister Goddesses for embracing me and allowing me this journey and for the knowledge and experiences we created.
I am walking away from this Succulent Woman Workshop with the wisdom and tools needed to enrich and elevate my life to a higher frequency. I feel so much closer to the divine that resides in me. I am proud and honored to be taking part in this Yoni awareness/ orgasmic intuition movement. Women are gaining knowledge and power and using it to heal and restore love back into themselves, the earth and others.