Yoni Steams, known in Spanish as Bajos, is an ancient practice that is seeing a revival as women are more and more getting in touch with a more holistic connection to their bodies.
- Bring your herbs and water to boil. Simmer on the stove for 10-15min. This will bring out more of the essential oils in the plants. Be careful when you sit to not burn the sensitive tissues of your vulva! You will probably need to let it steam off for a few moments before you can sit over it.
- Enjoy your steam for about 20 minutes. If you are able to, the ideal position is to squat. This brings the most open position to the pelvis, but may not be available for everyone or comfortable for long periods of time. You can also switch between squatting and kneeling while bending over with your elbows on the floor. Get creative here. There are also vaginal steam stools and chairs available to buy. Make sure you wear socks and wrap the blankets closely around you and the pot, so all the heat stays inside.
- Rest and nurture yourself afterwards, stay warm, drink some herbal tea and move slowly. Breathe this feminine nourishment into your womb and wise woman bones.
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Changes to expect after Yoni Steaming
Immediately following a Yoni Steam, you might feel extremely relaxed, emotional, or tired. In the days following, there are a number of things that women experience after Yoni Steaming. You might experience changes in your cycle, lighter period, release of dark blood and clots, feminine awareness. Changes can come on quickly, or more subtly.
During and after your steam you might feel tired or emotional, and it’s important you take the time to rest and stay warm after your Yoni Steam.
Avoid Yoni Steams if:
- If you have an IUD
- If you are bleeding
- You are pregnant or think you may be pregnant
- If you have a vaginal infection or open wound