My name is Samantha and I am delighted to guest blog today on The Vagina Blog. My aim today is to share information, education, and inspiration regarding Yoni Eggs. If you are a Vagina Blog reader, perhaps you’re already hip to the game. However, I consider myself a seasoned egg-spert (expert? do you like how I did that there?) and hope to share some well-informed opinions with you.
A Little Background on Yoni Eggs
First of all, for those of you who might not know, yoni is an ancient Sanscrit word that basically means “vagina.” It also means womb, origin, source, and symbolizes generative power and divine procreative energy. Yoni eggs are crystals that are carved into egg shapes, that are inserted into the yoni.
This Jasper has got me feeling all sorts of ways
This practice has a vast history of over 2,000 years in ancient China and Taoism. Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with nature, and using crystals in our womb center is a wonderful way to connect. Furthermore, Taoism posits that sexual energy is life force energy (chi). When we can cultivate and intensify good sexual energy, we can use the chi positively in all other aspects of our life. We can have stronger spiritual energy, better professional outlooks, and good energy to invest in family and friends.
Over the past 2,000 years, the practice has evolved. We have a wider variety of crystals to choose from, and see benefits spanning the board, from mind-blowing sex, to post-partum vaginal strengthening, decreased incontinence, improved mindfulness and meditation practices, and more.
Benefits of Using Yoni Eggs
We are in a modern revolution with yoni eggs. Noteable popular media mentions come from sources including Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, Regina Hall, Earth Mama, The Doctors, and more. Women are being drawn to yoni eggs and appreciating their benefits. Why, though? What can a yoni egg help with? What can they do? They may assist in:
- Crystal healing
- Ease in orgasm
- Multiple orgasms
- More intense, toe-curling orgasms
- Prevention of incontinence + decrease in existing incontinence
- Postpartum vaginal tightening
- Stimulating reflexology points within the vaginal walls
- Increased sexual arousal
- Increased connection to oneself and mindfulness of self, especially with regards to your yoni
- Developing manifestation energy through clearing and enhancing chi pathways
Let’s Talk About Jade
Jade so greatly prized in Chinese culture, there is even a saying: “gold has a value; jade is invaluable.” All around the world, though, jade commands a high price, and is highly revered for both its aesthetic appeal, its metaphysical attributes, and its gemological attributes.
Basket full of jade. All jade, erry-day.
It comes in many different beautiful shades and hues. We at Bliss Yoni Eggs sell nephrite jade, which is a dark, almost black, jade; a lilac jade, which is lavender and sometimes has white; and two shades of green, a lighter green, and a darker green. Check out their product pages for individual differences. All forms of jade, however, are marvelous, and considered to enhance personal longevity and health; success in business; relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners; and provide general blessings. Jade is also highly regarded because it is a very tough and resilient crystal, so if you accidentally drop it or knock it, it does not crack and chip easily.
Jade is the crystal that is “tried and true” and has been used since antiquity. However, women all around the world are using different crystals, as well. Check out this blog entry “Choosing a Type of Yoni Egg” or “3 Step Guide to Choosing Your First Yoni Egg” if you want a little guidance on which crystal to choose.
Yoni Egg Exercises
There are infinite ways to use your yoni egg, as ultimately it is up to you to shape and define your practice. However, I can share with you some of my opinions on how to set up a practice.
First of all, I think kegels are very important in the yoni egg practice. Kegels strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and impact sexual function. The National Association of Continence explains
“If you can stop your urination flow mid-stream, you have identified your pelvic floor muscles. Performing with an empty bladder, your first goal should be to tighten your pelvic floor muscles for 5 seconds. Then relax them for 5 seconds. Try to do 5 reps on your first day. As you gain confidence from your new routine, aim for for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 10 seconds between contractions. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Also, avoid holding your breath. Breathe freely during the exercises to keep from stressing the rest of your body….To give your pelvic floor a full workout, there are two types of exercises you should perform:
Fast Twitch Muscle Exercise – The first exercise is called a short contraction, and it works the fast twitch muscles that quickly shut off the flow of urine to prevent leakage. The muscles are quickly tightened, lifted up, and then released. You should contract as you exhale, then continue to breathe normally as you do the exercises.
Slow Twitch Muscle Exercise – The second exercise works on the supportive strength of the muscles and is referred to as a long contraction. The slow twitch muscles are gradually tightened, lifted up, and held for several seconds. At first, it may be difficult to hold the contraction for more than 1 or 2 seconds. Ultimately, the goal is to hold the contraction for 10 seconds then rest for 10 seconds between each long contraction to avoid taxing the muscles…Remember: Quality is more important than quantity. Doing a smaller number of exercises correctly will be far more effective than doing a whole bunch of them incorrectly.”
I recommend starting your yoni egg practice with setting some intentions. Make sure you are warmed up and wet before inserting the egg, so touching yourself via a self yoni massage would be a nice idea. When you do your yoni egg practice, you might do some yoga poses such as these in our user guide. Make sure to incorporate the kegels.
I recommend keeping your practice to 5-15 minutes a day, perhaps every other day to start, and seeing how you feel. I personally think it’s best to be intentional with your practice and have a shorter, focused session, than to just wear the yoni egg for a long time and forget it’s even in there.
Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Obsidian
A Sample Express Yoni Yoga Routine
5 minutes: Prayer, Meditation, Crystal Programming
(All subsequent poses include kegels at your own pace)
Total body light stretching
2 minutes: Shavasana and Gratitude
Remove egg, wash it, and store it for next time
Why Bliss Yoni Eggs?
Beauties, just a little plug, why do I recommend you buy from Bliss Yoni Eggs? All of our jade is GIA certified, all the crystals are reiki blessed, we offer a large variety of crystals, and we offer great customer service.