(yõnee) is a Sanskrit word that translates
as “womb”, “origin”, “source”,
and “vulva”. Our yoni is our entire genital system,
our uterus, our passage (I choose not to include vagina in
my vocabulary, it translates as “sheath for a sword”),
and our vulva. Using the word yoni offers us the opportunity
to reclaim the sacredness and power of our sexuality as women,
A woman’s yoni has been worshipped all over the world.
In India the yoni is worshipped as the sacred symbol of the
Divine Feminine, the Great Goddess, the source of life, the
Universal Womb. There are entire sects based on the worship
of the yoni, also called Yoni Puja.
Build an altar to your yoni. Use red flowers, yoni art, red
candles, soft and furry items, ocean water, and rose incense.
Practice your yoni exercises (see below), chant, dance, and
Our yoni’s are our center…the place from which
we feel and sense the world around us and within us. We feel
the pain and the joy of our sisters, our brothers, and the
earth mother through our yonis. We manifest our intentions
through our yonis.
Close your eyes and place your hands upon your womb. Breathe,
grounding your feet into the earth like tree roots.
Breathe into your vulva, allowing the energy to flow through
your passage into your womb. Breathe. Feel the energy in your
Breathe this energy out of your womb as you exhale and slowly
move your hands off of your womb, radiating your intentions
of manifestation (may be peace, love, power, beauty, etc.).
Inhale and bring your hands back to your womb and breathe
deeply, receiving what you need and allowing your energy to
flow freely throughout your body, grounding into the earth.
This is a very important and often overlooked aspect for yoni
health. These are two exercises I practice as regularly as
possible to keep my yoni in shape.
Pelvic floor exercises (aka Kegels): The muscles that you
use when you stop the flow of urine when peeing are called
pelvic floor muscles. Contract these muscles for a count of
ten, and release. Repeat. If you cannot do it for a whole
count of ten, that is ok. Work your way up to ten. Then contract
for only one count, release, and repeat. You can practice
these exercises as much as you choose, whenever and wherever…because
no one will know you’re doing it!
Orgasm: My all time favorite exercise! It is important on
many levels to have regular orgasms. The clitoris makes up
most of our external genitalia, including our passage. So
having regular orgasms tones the muscles, blood vessels, and
nerves of the yoni. Orgasm is also stress relieving and enlightening…heightening
our senses and our joy.
I can’t stress enough the importance of a whole foods
diet rich in heathy fats that are high in essential fatty
acid, like butter and sardines. Here is a great nutrition
article by Susun http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Nutrition.htm.
Slippery foods are especially nourishing to our yoni’s.
These include flax seeds (freshly ground and baked into muffins
or bread), seaweed, mallows (all species in the mallow family
are edible), and comfrey leaf infusion.
Drink a variety of herbal infusions, including nettle, red
raspberry, comfrey leaf, oatstraw, and red clover blossoms.
Nettle and red raspberry tone and strengthen the uterus.
Motherwort tincture (up to a dropperful a day) tones the
uterus and helps keep our passage walls think and moist.