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Yoni eggs, love eggs, goddess eggs, jade eggs...whatever name you use, this ancient tool of feminine health is making a huge comeback in our modern age, and for good reason.
Yoni eggs are crystals that have been cut in the shape of an egg, polished (and sometimes drilled) to be worn inside the vagina as a tool for strengthening the vaginal muscles. According to lore, yoni egg practice began in the royal courts of ancient China, being taught only to the Queen and her courtesans. It is said the women of the royal court used their yoni eggs to maintain a tight vagina because the king found it pleasing during love making. However, it actually has its roots in Taoist tradition and the main purpose of a yoni egg practice is for vaginal health and prevent leaking of chi (life force energy).
Though a regular yoni egg practice will enhance a woman's sexual pleasure, it is more important to note that working with jade eggs is necessary to maintain overall health of mind, body and soul. There are nadis (that is, reflex points where energy meridians intersect) located within the vaginal canal that connect to all the major organs. In essence, using yoni eggs activates these meridians and offers an internal acupressure session that benefits the entire body, mind and soul.
Body: Yoni eggs assist women in strengthening their pelvic floor, overcome bladder leakage, balance hormones, keep the reproductive organs toned, the vagina supple and lubed. This practice is great for healing prolapse, and a plethora of other benefits. It's especially helpful for postpartum women to restore elasticity in the vagina, and to tone the uterus/ womb as well. Menopausal women benefit from a regular practice, too, because yoni egg exercise increases blood flow to the area, keeping the pelvic floor strong and supple long after her hormones have declined.
Mind: Bringing awareness to the yoni during meditation with yoni eggs enhances peace of mind and sense of presence.
Soul: Regular yoni egg practice is an ancient sacred healing art, and by virtue of the name itself (yoni is sanskrit for "sacred temple" and a euphemism for vagina) practicing with yoni eggs can be a spiritual practice.
Did Dr. Kegel know about this practice?
There is some speculation that Dr. Kegel was inspired by this ancient practice when he created the Kegels in the 1960s. Interestingly, as he was conducting research on the efficacy of kegels, he used a probe to measure the strength of the vaginal muscles before during and after. But when the studies were over, he encouraged women to simply flex and release their muscles. Without anything inside to provide resistance against the muscles, there was no way of telling if you were even doing them correctly.
This is why yoni eggs are so important. They provide the resistance necessary to actually build your muscles. In fact, some women even attach weights to their drilled eggs to enhance their vaginal strength training.
Though the practice is an ancient one, it's applications are useful for today's woman as it takes only a few moments a day to consciously work with a yoni egg. But it doesn't have to be overly complicated. Simply wearing a yoni egg throughout the day is an easy way to begin toning vaginal muscles with normal movement.
I hope this post has answered a few questions about yoni eggs. In next week's post, I will share tips and exercises for starting your own practice.
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.