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 tradition discovered an effortless practice for women: 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 rehabilitation was important 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 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 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 this is not usually the case. Any issue usually triggers tension first.
The pelvic floor muscles work together. When a problem occurs the muscles usually tighten up protectively. It is common for one area to become tense forcing the antagonist muscles to slacken. This situation isn’t to do with strength per se, but more tension. Much like all the muscles in the body, when one is tense the other has to stretch to its max. Remember a muscle can only hold for so long before it becomes fatigued. When they fatigue they can loose their suppleness, action and tone. Thankfully, in most cases, we don’t need to know what the exact story is, we can still 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 their 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 (activates the body’s awareness of the tissue) encouraging muscles to release, as well as gently massaging. This experience can be comfortable or uncomfortable at first, depending on what your body is holding. The egg helps the story to shift quickly. It may feel different every time you use it.
It’s important that the tissue is encouraged to relax first. Once one releases the tension, the muscles are free to activate and relax in a healthy manor. There is no rush. If we begin activating fatigued muscles we can create more harm than good. Getting a ‘tight vagina’ is not the aim, as is so often the focus. As we have already established, most of us are carrying too much tension to start with and tense vagina’s are often the initial cause of many problems.
As the blood flow and dexterity returns to the tissue, one can eventually begin gently working with pelvic floor activating (through drawing up the muscles or using gravity). 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 it be 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 lower back pain
- Align pelvic
- Prevent incontinence
- Prevent prolapsed womb and bladder
- Sensitize your body
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 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. When we have heart-centered sexual experiences it can be profound.
Yet 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 easily. At the same time it is igniting 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. But this is the fire that fuels us to thrive. Containing our sexual energy is not about turning it off, it’s about 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 invites the beauty, innocence and playfulness of this 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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