Living a life imbued with enthusiasm is every woman’s birthrite. It is the foundation of wellbeing. Yet this is not the imprint most of us were born with. Thankfully we hold the keys to vitality within our bodies. The trick is learning how to access them…
There is a very simple way to cultivate our inspiration and lifeforce. This technique not only creates a deeper connection with ourselves, it also helps us access the vivacity of life.
5,000 years ago the Taoist women discovered an effortless practice to ensure long term vitality: the jade egg practice. A jade egg is a small piece of jade stone, carved into the shape of an egg. Taoist women knew that pelvic floor health was essential for overall wellbeing and longevity. And nourishing rehabilitation was essential after childbirth or injury. If the pelvic floor is holding discordant patterns it can compromise our sexuality, our hormonal balance, our abdominal health and our physical structure. Today the eggs are made with other gemstones as well as jade. They have now taken on the name yoni eggs.
Physical Benefits of Yoni Eggs
The pelvic floor is made up of a sling of muscles suspended between our two sitting-bones, and between our pelvic bone and tailbone; much like a star. These muscles contain the vagina, urethra and anus. They are used for holding the organs, stabilizing the pelvis, and contracting the sphincters and vagina. The vagina is also made up of a sheath of muscles that are not controlled by the pelvic floor but they are physically linked.
What we now know is that childbirth, unhealthy sexual experiences, hormone imbalances, lower back problems, pelvis, knee and foot misalignment, lack of activity, over exercise and emotional discord all have a direct effect on the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles.
Pelvic Floor Tension
Many women are diagnosed with weak pelvic floor muscles, but pelvic floor issues are not actually about weakness per sé, but more about tension and imbalance. Yes these muscles get stretched after birth and often need some help in re-toning, but even post birth pelvic floor can become too tight in areas that are trying to stabilize your torso and legs.
The pelvic floor muscles work together. When a problem occurs it’s common for the muscles (as with any muscle in the body) to first tighten up to create stability or protection. Remember a muscle can only hold strong for a so long before it becomes fatigued. When muscles fatigue they loose their suppleness, action and tone. Which can then be misread as weak.
Its not unusual with imbalanced structure for one side to become tense forcing the antagonist muscles to become slack, which can also be mid perceived as weak.
So as you can see the concept of a “weak” pelvic floor isn’t entirely accurate. And focusing on just strengthening the muscles instead of re-activating and balancing them could actually strain an already compromised area. Interestingly either low-activity, mixed-activity or over-active pelvic floor muscles can often express similar symptoms. A recent study on lower back pain in women showed that 80% of the subjects had too tight pelvic floor muscles!
Thankfully, in most cases, we don’t need to know what the exact story is to help to correct it. This is where the egg comes in.
How a Yoni Egg Works
The egg has been carved in the perfect shape to assist alignment on a physical level and, being made of a gemstone each one carries its own qualities of healing.
Once we gently welcome the egg inside the vagina (up to where a tampon would be) it immediately begins its work. The eggs presence works proprioceptively, activating the brains awareness of the surrounding tissue, bringing healthy blood flow to the area and melting away tension. Subtle movement enhances the neurological biofeedback to the brain and creates a gentle internal massage. This experience can be comfortable or slightly uncomfortable at first, depending on what your body is holding. The egg helps the story to shift quickly and never more than is right for that moment. You may find the experience different every time you use your egg.
It’s important that the tissue is encouraged to relax first. Much like your mind, once one releases the tension, the muscles become responsive and are free to activate and reorganize in a healthy manor. There is no rush. It takes gentle nourishing feminine energy to heal feminine organs. Getting a ‘tight vagina’ is certainly not the aim in the Womb Way Pracice. How about rather nurturing healthy, thriving, balanced, dextrous, luscious vagina’s, bodies and minds?
As the blood flow and dexterity returns to the tissue, one can eventually begin gently working with pelvic floor activation. The long-term aim is to find the healthy dynamic between suppleness and tone.
There is no question that working with the jade egg is one of the best health practices for a woman. Not only will is it life changing for postpartum healing but it is one of the best tools for preventing a prolapsed uterus. The stimulation of blood flow to this area also triggers a cascade of vitality hormone production. If you want to rediscover your libido, this is how!
Physically the Yoni Egg can help to:
- Align pelvic floor muscles
- Ignite libido
- Balance hormones
- Release spinal pain
- Align pelvis
- Prevent incontinence
- Prevent prolapsed womb and bladder
- Sensitize your body
- Increase fertility
Emotional Benefits of Yoni Eggs
The greatest gift we can give ourselves as women is to create a healthy, nurturing relationship to our own bodies. It’s time to drop the societal ideals and self-judgements, and start appreciating this gorgeous sensual vessel that helps us to absorb the deliciousness of life.
For women the vagina and uterus could be described as the seat of the soul. This is where we create and bring life into this world. If we have a sense of appreciation towards our body and our sexuality we can open ourselves up to the sensual beauty of each moment.
Many of us have experienced sexual or emotional trauma around our womanness, whether it be a traumatic birth or a shitty relationship. the story is stored within our feminine tissue. The yoni egg can unlock these stories from our vaginal walls and allow them to release quickly and gracefully. At the same time it wakes up your lifeforce energy, your desire for thriving, your creative capacity and your relationship to your own body.
Embracing our Sexuality
For many of us the idea of connecting with our bodies in such an intimate way can provoke feelings of guilt, judgement or shame. Many of us were born into a societal imprint that told us our sexuality was something that we should only share with our husbands behind closed doors. But the fact is our sexual energy is our lifeforce energy.
We spend our lives either turning it off when we step out the door, or using it it entice attention. When it’s not misdirected it is the fire that fuels us to thrive. Containing our sexual energy is not about turning it off, it’s about building it and channelling it through our hearts. Happiness comes from enjoying life and the ability to take in the joy is rooted in our lifeforce energy/ our sexual energy. If making love makes babies, then connecting to life through our sensual energy connects us to the beauty, innocence and playfulness of the world.
This practice can change from day to day. Personally I found difficult emotions and effervescence would often move through me within minutes of each other. My practice has helped me to feel more at home in my body, enjoy my body, be more playful, more appreciative and more discerning in life. And yes all of this has helped to strengthen and deepen the bond with my partner. We are all unique and therefore our experiences will always be our own.
Emotionally the Yoni Egg can help you to:
- Become more grounded
- Release self judgement
- Ignite your libido
- Cultivate self-love
- Improve your relationship connection
- Bring love to your vagina and womb
The yoni egg feels like a special gift for all women. A gift that can open you up to a world of enjoyment, softness and a new element of playfulness.
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