Last night ‘D’ popped into my inbox with a Q: Does Yoni Steaming help post menopausal women, and if so, how? I was just about to simply email my answer to ‘D’, but then I remembered that I’ve received this question many times now. So for all the women wondering if Yoni Steaming can do anything for you on the other side of menopause, the answer is yes! Here are the benefits.
If you are not sure exactly what I mean by Yoni Steaming, start here by reading one of my most popular blog posts: Your Complete Guide To The Feminine Ritual Of Yoni Steaming. Here you can also find inspiration for a menopausal herbal steam blend, as well a detailed guide on how to do this at home.
Yoni ~ meaning sacred place, vulva, vagina & womb.
On the other side of menopause, as in any stage of womanhood, yoni steams support you to nourish a deep connection to your feminine center–your pelvic bowl. As you sit with the heat rising into your feminine center, it anchors your awareness and presence into your core – giving you the time and space to physically, emotionally, and spiritually arrive home within your feminine body. Yoni Steams can also be a wonderful way to add that cyclical rest and release that your menstrual cycle used to bring.
It’s a meditative practice that draws your attention to your feminine center, where you can discover what it means to live from your Inner Woman in this season of life, for you.
BENEFITS OF YONI STEAMING AFTER MENOPAUSE
- Healthy circulation, tone & hormonal mojo. Modern living and movement habits leave many women with stagnation in their pelvis, which can inhibit circulation and blood flow. The warming heat, in conjunction with stimulating herbs can support circulation and blood flow in your pelvis, and bring vitality, healthy relaxation and tone to your pelvic floor & reproductive organs throughout menopause and beyond.
- For women who experience vaginal dryness, the warming steam can be revitalizing for the vaginal tissues, particularly when used with herbs like marshmallow root, lavender, calendula or chamomile. For vaginal dryness and reinvigorating your yoni, I often teach Jade Egg and self-massage practices to amplify results, and use the Yoni Steams as a supplementary practice.
- Support your uterus into menopause and beyond. Using Yoni Steams throughout your perimenopause-season, as well as in the months following the completion of your cycles supports the cleansing and full release of blood and fluids before your cycles completely cease. And it may support the hormonal adjustments that your uterus is doing at this time.
How often? If you are mainly using it for preventative care and nourishment a few times a year may be plenty. For therapeutic use, you want to increase frequency and make sure you choose the right herbs for your needs.
I hope you feel inspired you to try out a Yoni Steam for yourself regardless of which season of life you are in.