Harnessing the Power of Yoni Steaming to Support Fertility Naturally
Yoni steaming, also known as vaginal steaming, is an ancient practice that has gained popularity in recent years for its potential benefits in supporting female reproductive health. This traditional practice involves sitting over a pot of herbal steam, allowing the warm steam to permeate the exterior of the vagina and provide various therapeutic effects. Since Vibrant Souls launched our first yoni steam to the world in 2015, we have seen amazing success in using it as a therapy to support the journey to conception. We are excited to share with you some of the reasons we believe yoni steaming may support fertility.
Improved Circulation and Uterine Health:
One of the benefits of yoni steaming is improved circulation in the pelvic area. The warmth of the herbal steam is believed to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, including the uterus. Improved circulation helps nourish the uterus, promoting a healthy uterine lining conducive to implantation and a successful pregnancy.
Maintaining a healthy hormonal balance is crucial for optimal reproductive health. We have found that the combination of herbs used in the steam can have a harmonizing effect on hormone levels. Certain herbs, such as mugwort, are included in our Devi Steam Organic Yoni Steaming Herbs because they are believed to support hormonal balance. While it's true that scientific evidence supporting the specific effects of these herbs on fertility is limited, we find that mugwort has an especially positive impact.
Cleansing and Detoxification:
One of the main reasons that yoni steaming supports fertility is because herbs used in the process can aid in cleansing and detoxifying the reproductive system. The warmth and moisture may help to loosen and release built-up debris or stagnant energy in the vaginal and uterine tissues. Once the excess material is released during the menstrual cycle and the uterine lining is clear, the egg has an easier time attaching once fertilized.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction:
Stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on fertility. Yoni steaming offers a relaxing and soothing experience, allowing women to connect with their bodies and promote a sense of well-being. The act of taking time for self-care and engaging in a calming ritual like yoni steaming may help reduce stress levels, potentially supporting a more balanced hormonal environment and enhancing fertility.
It's important to remember that every woman's body is unique, and responses to yoni steaming may vary. What works for one person may not have the same effect on another. Listen to your body and pay attention to any changes or discomfort that may arise during or after yoni steaming.
Timing and Frequency: The timing and frequency of yoni steaming sessions should be carefully considered. We recommend that you steam at least once per week for three months before intending to conceive — do not steam while actively trying to get pregnant. Steaming during ovulation will help to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious to support conception. It's advisable to avoid yoni steaming during menstruation, pregnancy, or if you have any active infections or open wounds.
Incorporating yoni steaming as part of a holistic approach to fertility, alongside a healthy lifestyle, proper medical care, and emotional support, may help many people feel more connected to their bodies and promote a sense of well-being. For more support on your fertility journey, join Sierra for a FREE virtual workshop, Journey to Conception, in which she will share with you ancient Ayurvedic secrets for getting pregnant through mind body and soul.
Sierra Brashear, MA is Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, women's health advocate, doula and founder of Vibrant Souls. She believes that by tuning in to ancient earth-based wisdom traditions, we will discover contemporary ways to heal ourselves, our families and our planet. Inspired by the rhythms and elements of nature, Sierra weaves systems thinking and her knowledge of Ayurveda into her heart-centered work supporting individuals and organizations to thrive. She is originally from the mountains of Colorado, but currently resides in Mexico City. Work 1:1 with Sierra to bring balance to your life with Ayurveda.