Summer may be coming to a close but we wanted to offer one more Yoni self-care guide to have you feeling your best and encourage a healthy connection to your body.
An Introduction to Yoni Eggs
Jade Yoni egg practices are part of an ancient Taoist sexual yoga methodology designed to help strengthen and tone the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles
Yoni Eggs are great tools for strengthening your vaginal and pelvic floor muscles which can lead to:
Improved Urinary continence
Amplified pleasure and orgasm
Increased grip during penetration
Healthy connection with your body
The right size for you
Small - for the pros, harder to grip without regular training Medium - great for beginners or regular use Large - heavy and wide for post-childbirth or menopause “Will I feel the egg?”
It's normal not to feel the egg at all or to feel it a lot. Anatomies and nerves vary from person to person. Many people find they can feel their egg more over time as they increase their pelvic floor tone and strength.
The egg will act like a weight in the vagina and it's quite common to find you may not be able to hold the egg in for very long.
If you haven't used a yoni egg in the past or don't do regular pelvic floor exercises, it is recommended you start slow and only wear your egg for 5 minutes, then gradually build up to doing pelvic floor exercises whilst wearing your egg.
Many health experts and physiotherapists warn against wearing an egg for too long as this can fatigue the pelvic floor muscle which needs time to rest; it is generally recommended you keep your yoni egg practice to under 20 minutes while awake and active. Okay, now you’re ready to begin! How To:
We recommend threading a string through the drilled hole before you begin to make removal easier
Relax your body and either lie down or squat to ease insertion. Slowly massage the vulva to stimulate the area and warm the egg to body temperature.
Take a few deep breaths and slowly insert the egg, large-end first making sure the string is easily accessible.
Once the egg is fully inside and sitting at a comfortable depth, your body will work to keep it in place. It's recommended that you start by wearing it for 5 minutes at a time and work up to a longer, more regular practice and eventually a smaller egg.
To remove, return to lying down or squatting and very slowly pull the string. Wash with mild soap before and after each use.
Kegel exercises strengthen and tone the pelvic floor muscles and the Yoni Egg provides weight and resistance while doing these exercises.
These can be performed sitting, standing or lying down while wearing a yoni egg.
If you are a beginner and your yoni egg tends to slip out, start by lying down, building up to sitting and eventually standing as you increase your pelvic floor tone. Exercise 1: Prolonged Holds
1. Contract your pelvic floor muscles as if to stop urine flow. You should feel some pressure around your egg when isolating these muscles. Concentrate on clenching the pelvic floor only (not the buttock or inner thigh muscles). 2. Hold for 10 seconds then release for 10 seconds. 3. Do this for a few minutes if you are new to using yoni eggs and gradually extend the time, building up to 15 minutes as your pelvic floor muscle tone improves. You may find you are only able to squeeze for a few seconds when you first start exercising your pelvic floor so be patient and persistent. Your pelvic floor is like any other muscle in your body and will take a little time to get stronger.
This exercise helps build up the slow-twitch muscles which help with endurance and urinary incontinence. Exercise 2: Quick Flicks
Whilst prolonged holds build up the slow-twitch muscle fibres, "quick flicks" strengthen the fast-twitch muscle fibres.
Fast-twitch muscle fibres prevent some types of light bladder leaks (LBL), such as those caused by a sudden increase in abdominal pressure when sneezing.
Quick flicks involve contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles as quickly as you can. You may be able to feel your yoni egg sliding up and down the vaginal canal as you perform this exercise. Exercise 3: Elevator
If you have good control of your pelvic floor and vaginal wall muscles, you may be able to isolate muscles in different areas of the vagina in stages. This is the most difficult of the exercises to master.
To do this exercise, imagine you are taking your yoni egg for an elevator ride
1. Starting at the entrance of the vagina, squeeze the pelvic floor muscles to move the egg a little higher 2. Pause for a moment, like you are stopping the lift of level 1 3. Squeeze the vaginal wall muscles in the middle of the vaginal canal and pause again, stopping the elevator on level 2 4. Finally, contract the upper vaginal wall muscle which lead up toward the cervix to move the yoni egg up the vaginal canal. 5. Work your way back down to the ground floor level without dropping the egg When you have completed your yoni egg exercises you can practice "birthing" the stone by contracting the top of the vaginal wall muscles towards the pelvic floor or simply pull the string if you've opted to use one.
A regular practice is not only beneficial to the pelvic floor and vaginal walls, but also fosters a closer connection to your body, both physically and spiritually.
We offer a variety of Yoni Eggs in-store and our knowledgeable Front Desk Goddesses are happy to answer any questions you may have about their use. We hope to see you soon!
Lots of Love, The Yoni Temple Team