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I had a chance to talk about the healing power of yoni eggs again when my friend, Inanna, invited me on her channel for an interview. I was thrilled to share!
I loved Inanna's story of how she discovered yoni eggs, and we talk about the many benefits starting a yoni egg practice can bring to your life. But if your questions aren't answered in this video, be sure to read the list below.
Frequently Asked Questions about Yoni Eggs:
These are the questions I am asked most often. The thing about questions -- there are no stupid questions and, in fact, if you are questioning it, chances are that someone else is, too. So, if you feel embarrassed or shy about it, just shoot me an email and I can add it to the ever-growing list!
What are yoni eggs?
Crystals or stones carved into the shape of an egg which women use for pelvic floor strengthening exercises.
How do they work?
The work as resistance trainers for the internal muscles of your yoni. If you do kegels, you aren’t realizing any benefits because there is no resistance for your muscles to actually push against. They also work on the energetic levels to clear your aura of energetic debris.
You put them where?
In your vagina.
Can it get stuck?Yes and no. It may refuse to come out, but it is not stuck. Relaxing will help and working to loosen your hips with a foam roller will help too. Relaxation is so underrated in our culture, but so necessary for women to live a fully rich, juicy life!
What if I have a cyst?
Great question. This is something to be mindful of. It is possible for your egg to push up against the cyst and cause it to burst, so be sure to check with your doc before using it. If you get the ok, just be gentle and mindful.
What if I have an IUD?
Check with your doc.
What if I have an infection?
Wait until you are healthy again.
What if I can’t feel it?
Not unusual, but probably nothing to worry about.
Will it fall out?
How long do I wear it?
This is a matter of preference, but I recommend starting at just 5 - 15 mins a day and working up from there.
Should I give it a break?
Yes. rest is important for all living things. It is in the rest that the work actually integrates. I like to think of savasana/corpse pose to illustrate this principle. I recommend timing your breaks in conjunction with your cycles or, if you do not menstruate, the lunar cycles.
What do I do if it cracks?
If it cracks, get another one. Say goodbye in whatever way is meaningful to you and know that its work is done. Funny story….
Do I need more than one?
No, but I bet you can’t stop at one.
What if it is too big/ small?
Too big, it might fall out (gravity, weight, etc…) and too small is unproductive. Find a quality medium sized egg and work with it.
Can I use it if I have vaginismus?
Good question: some can and some can not. These are actually used to loosen the muscles, too. Structural/ Integrative yoga actually helps here.
What about during sex?
Is it true it gives better Os?
What if I can’t relax?
I’d be concerned for your overall health if this is the case. Relaxing is very important part of life, and in our culture, it’s often underrated. Here are some things you can do to relax:
bath, tea, dim lights, low music, fresh aroma...
What if I can’t get over the woo woo?
No worries. If it’s not your thing, it’s not your thing. But a little laughter and fun never hurt anyone...in fact, laughing with your egg in is a great exercise!
What about toxicity of crystals?
Great question! Not all eggs are safe to insert and it is wise to know what you are working with BEFORE you work with it! Check out this list here!
Why should I start my own practice?
The benefits are numerous, and to name only a few: strengthening the pelvic floor to alleviate incontinence and bladder leakage, for better sexual health, stamina and vitality, hormonal support, energy healing, stronger orgasms, stronger intuition, maintain positive chi...
What benefits will I receive if I do this?
Physical, mental, emotional... (see blog post)
I’m not a spiritual person, does it have to be “sacred?”
The thing about yoni egg practice is that you can do it for many reasons. If you are not a spiritual person, practicing with your egg does not have to be weird. It can simply be about your physical health. (Which, btw, is sacred in itself!)
I’m a very spiritual person, how can I make this more sacred?
One word: Devotion. Dedicate time and energy to it, with the intent to make it sacred, and you are done.
How old do I have to be to start my practice?
Any woman of any age can work with the eggs. It is up to you and your comfort level.
Who the hell thinks of this stuff?
Great question (and funny!) But it was actually started over 3000 years ago in the royal courts of China. It is a Taoist practice that has survived to modern day.
Is it true that my egg is alive?
Yes. Crystals are living things. This is why we use them in energy work, because we can entrain ourselves to their frequencies. For energy healing, look at...
I think my yoni is changing -- fuller, more plump, is this normal?
Yes. You are increasing blood flow to your yoni, which brings more vitality to the area.
I’ve tried everything you say and I don’t feel anything. What gives?
Some of us have become numb to the sensations of our yoni. This is ok. It just means that you are either trying too hard or not hard enough. Put it away for a about a moon cycle, and then come back to it again.
How do these eggs get you in touch with your intuition?
As the yoni is the seat of the sacral chakra, you are working directly with your feminine intuitive powers. FEELING intuition is activated from this area. “Gut feeling”
You talk about manifesting in the feminine way...what is the connection between yoni eggs and manifesting?
The yoni is the seat of the sacral chakra, the “CUP” of receptivity in all of us. By activating this area, we become attuned to the feminine art of receiving -- both energetically and physically. This is an awesome way to tap into and activate the art of FEELING your way to prosperity. It is also a great way to build consciousness around your manifesting style.
What if I’ve had a hysterectomy? Can I still work with the egg?
Yes, you can. You do not need a womb or ovaries in order to work with you egg. If you are experiencing dryness, use the natural lubes. Working with your egg is a good way to keep your lady parts toned and supple if you have no hormone-producing parts.
How do you store an egg when not in use?
I prefer to place mine in a shallow dish of salt, which I refresh often. You can choose to store it in its bag, on your altar, or anywhere you want, really.
How do I spend time with my egg?
Great question! Sleep with it under your pillow. Carry it around with you in its bag, or in your bra, or place it in a special area (like your altar?). Journal with it. Meditate with it. Place it on your tummy, or any of your chakras you feel called to do so.
Do you recommend any specific tea (or wine!) for my egg?
Yes! Some wonderful choices are herbal teas that support your yoni system, like nettles, chamomile, rosehip, lavender, hops, oatstraw, red clover...wine is tricky. , while delicious when consumed responsibly will require a bit of extra care, even if you are drinking only one glass at a time. This is because wine is actually not good for the yoni as it is dehydrating and causes the liver to work overtime, thereby affecting your hormonal balance. If you are going to drink wine (or any alcohol) be sure to prep by eating clean and taking a liver support supplement like milk thistle, dandelion, burdock root, Vitamin B12 (sublingual drops) or artichoke. Also, be sure to rehydrate as you go...
What about lubes?
Always use natural lubes. Coconut oil, emu oil, aloe vera juice are wonderful and emollient rich choices that preserve your vitality and nurture you on the cellular level. Synthetic oils cause cellular dis-ease, so avoid them at all costs. (Nadine Artemis is a great resource for this)
Any thoughts on using more than one egg at a time?
Yes! Do it! If it feels right to you, go for it. Otherwise, use one egg at a time, but switch it up over a course of days for the energy recipe...
Yoni Egg Energy Recipe/Cocktails/ Prescription -- what is that?
If you know the properties of the stones, you can combine certain yoni eggs for achieving your specific energy goals.
Can working with my egg release held emotions/ trauma from my body?
Yes. We store memories throughout our body (not just in the brain). Consciously working with your egg triggers the reflex points in the yoni, which can release energy that has been stored and/or blocked for years. This is why working with yoni eggs brings about swift transformation.
What should I do if working with my egg causes me to remember old traumas?
This can happen, and if you are having a hard time coping with your memories, please seek help.
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.