What are Yoni Eggs?
Yoni, in the Indian Sanskrit language, means “Sacred Temple” and refers to a woman’s vagina. In my humble opinion, this is a far more beautiful word to use compared to vagina, which literally means “sheath for a mans sword”.
A yoni egg is an egg-shaped stone or crystal used to insert inside the yoni to strengthen and tone the entire pelvic region – the pelvic floor muscles, the lower abdomen, the urogenital diaphragms and even the lower back.
It works as a weight resistance tool to use whilst doing your “Kegel exercises”, which are pelvic floor pulses or contractions all women should do, especially after childbirth. There is plenty of research now to suggest that it’s best to use a weight for doing your Kegels, rather than squeezing the walls of the vagina together with no weight resistance at all.
Many women are cut off from their pleasure and sexuality and therefore their power. Yoni eggs reconnect you to your womb, your creation center, create sexual and sacral healing and awaken your lifeforce.
WAYS TO USE YOUR EGG
1. The first is the easiest, simply insert your yoni egg and wear it around the house. This allows you to bring awareness to your yoni space and to train and strengthen the pelvic floor. Start with 5 minutes, eventually working your way up to 20 minutes at a time. Be careful not to overdo your practice. When inserting lie on your back or come into a squat. Take a moment to breathe deep and center yourself before insertion. Be gentle and go slow, do not force it.
2. Practice gentle yoga moves in combinations with wearing your yoni egg. Moving your body while wearing the egg helps you to ground and facilitates a deeper connection with your sacral space. Recommended Poses: Cat and Cow, Downward Facing Dog, Butterfly Pose, and Bridge Lifts. Move in sensual, fluid ways to rise your sexual energy. Roll your hips, thrust in rhythm with your breath and in unison with squeezing the egg.
3. Utilizing your breath and visualization create a transformational kegel practice. You can begin by simply holding your egg in meditation, I owned my first egg for up to a year before I got the courage to insert it. Before insertion bring your egg to your heart and set an intention. Center your self and tune-in. Next sit in silent meditation, inhale deeply and squeeze the egg, on your exhale full release your contraction. It is important to fully release, so as not to create more tension. I was once taught by Jade Egg Teacher Tara O*, to imagine your pelvic floor is a flower fully unfurling as it softens. Visualize your body igniting with fire as you inhale and your muscles relaxing into the warm as you exhale. Life the pelvic floor Feel these movements radiate all the way up into your lower belly. ( *I highly recommend the Jade Egg Academy by Tara O)