The Art & Practice of Yoni (or pelvic) Steaming
with Liz Henke
Spend time with Liz Henke of Dreamseed Apothecary exploring the art and practices of yoni steaming through shared experience and herbal wisdom. While connecting with your feminine source power (yoni energy), you will discover the physical benefits of including steaming into a self-care routine. In this workshop we will come together to learn how to steam, what herbs to use for different purposes and how to address specific needs.
WHAT IS YONI STEAMING?
Yoni steaming is the female self-care practice of allowing warm herbal steam to permeate the vaginal tissues and the womb by kneeling, squatting or sitting above a pot of freshly boiled water steeped with reproductive herbs. This ancient practice has been used worldwide for centuries in places such as India, Greece, eastern Europe, Africa, Korea, the Philippines, Japan and among indigenous people of the Americas like the Mayans (Mesoamerican Indians). Across the planet and throughout time , women have utilized yoni steaming as a sacred way to reconnect with the power of the divine feminine, balance their menstrual or moon cycle, increase fertility, cleanse and nourish the womb space, gracefully transition into menopause and even heal the body, heart and mind from physical, sexual and/or cultural trauma.
The word yoni is a Sanskrit term for the female reproductive organs including the vulva and vagina. This highly revered term in Hinduism recognizes the power of the goddess and the origin of life. The word yoni literally translates to mean womb, sacred space, source and divine passage. Yoni steaming is also referred to as vaginal steaming and V steaming in the West. In Korea, yoni steaming is known as chai-yok, in Central and South American cultures it is known as bajos and in Ayurvedic medicine, yoni steaming is traditionally called yoni swedana.
From the wonderful blog at https://paavaniayurveda.com/