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What is a Yoni Steam and how does it works?

A yoni steam is an ancient practice that provides gentle and effective support for women's wellness. (Also known as vaginal steam, vagi steam, v-steam, chai yok or bajo). Think of a V-Steam as a facial for your vagina. It creates the same effects as a facial but it does so internally for your uterus and vaginal canal.

Yoni is a Sanskrit word meaning “vagina,” “womb,” or “origin of life.” Yoni steaming is the ritual of gently cleansing and healing your vagina by allowing the warmth to permeate the vagina, cervix, uterus and entire reproductive system.


The yoni steam is usually infused with healing herbs which are activated through the steam. That steam will physically and emotionally detox your body and womb as well. Many women hold traumas within their womb and if we don’t take the time to heal past-traumas, our womb will keep re-birthing our traumas in different ways.


Emotionally and spiritually, yoni steaming can be thought of as ridding the womb of the harmful energies that enter or get “stuck” there. Yoni steaming is a great form of self-love and reconnecting to your femininity.

It is the body’s imperative to be as healthy and efficient as possible. While it is true that your uterus and vagina are self-cleaning and self-regulating organs, yoni steaming is a natural way to support your body to function optimally.


Yet, yoni steaming is about more than uterine health. The practice brings a reconnection to the spiritual aspects of the female body and the potent energy that lies within. It is not only an opportunity for women to celebrate and cherish our bodies, it is a tool for taking back ownership of our personal health, and for utilizing the wisdom of our ancestors to support and nourish our well-being today.

What happens during the session? How long does it take?

During a session, vaginal steaming involves sitting over a steaming pot of water that often contains added herbs. Vaginal steaming causes the herbs to penetrate vaginal tissues and offer a variety of benefits.

The treatment typically lasts between 15 and 45 minutes.

The Benefits of Yoni Steaming

Yoni steaming benefits include a healthy menstrual cycle, fertility, and so much more.

  • Relieve symptoms of PMS, including cramping and pain

  • Regulate menstrual cycles and flow

  • Increases fertility

  • Relieve yeast infections, infection, and odour

  • Postpartum healing

  • Tone and heal the tissues of the vagina

  • Heal and clear endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, uterine pain, and hemorrhoids

  • Relieve vaginal dryness, tightness, or pain during intercourse

  • Clear toxins of birth control pills and devices

  • Balance hormones and mood

  • Increase sexual libido

  • Emotional and physical healing from miscarriage and abortion

  • Energetically release past lovers and clear stagnant emotions

  • Ancestral healing of the maternal lineage

  • Clear trauma from the yoni and womb

  • Reconnect to divine feminine energy

It is recommended to do a steam 1-2 times a month.

Changes to expect after Yoni Steaming

Various changes may follow after Yoni Steaming, from healing and physical releases to blissful relaxation. Things you might see include changes in your menstrual cycle, release of dark blood and clots, a lighter cycle and increased awareness of your feminine body.

If there has been stagnancy or menstrual imbalances, you may expect there to be some significant changes or dark syrupy blood releasing with your next moon-time.

For others the changes may come more slowly and be much more subtle. 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.

Do Not Yoni Steam if…

  • You are on your period

  • You are prone to spontaneous bleeding

  • You have an internal or external infection

  • You have an IUD (consult a practitioner)

  • You are trying to conceive or you are pregnant (consult a practitioner)

  • You experience hot flashes or night sweats (consult a practitioner)

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