Recently, Lauryn met Nikki Bostwick and when they got on the topic of vaginal steaming, Lauryn just had to invite her on the blog to tell us all the specifics.
If you have yet to meet Nikki, she is the founder and co-host of the brand/podcast THE FULLEST. The brand focuses on ancient practices for modern women, helping them achieve wellness through supplements and practices for the everyday, but also during momentous stages of life like: preconception, prenatal, postpartum and menopause.
Today Nikki is here to tell us all about YONI STEAMING. Yoni = vagina. You might remember Lauryn bringing up this fun subject a few years ago, so today we’re so excited that Nikki, a real authority in the space, is here to delve a little deeper. In this post you can expect to learn about the benefits and how to do it yourself.
Let’s get started.
Hello, TSC readers! I’m Nikki Bostwick, the founder of THE FULLEST, a holistic wellness platform, podcast, and product line. Ever since my late teens, I’ve embarked on a journey of wellness exploration, delving into ancient practices that support individuals in living more fulfilling lives. In my experience in the women’s wellness space, I’ve noticed the lack of education we have when it comes to our wombs. Today, I’m excited to share with you the incredible benefits of an age-old ritual that has been gaining popularity in wellness circles: vaginal steaming, also known as pelvic steaming.
Four Reasons Why Every Woman Needs to Steam Her Vagina:
Relieves Period Pain and Optimizes Your Cycle
For many women, the menstrual cycle comes with its fair share of discomfort, and sometimes even excruciating pain. Most people have no idea that your period should only consist of four days of fresh, red blood. If you have any sort of pain, it’s an indicator that there’s stagnation and there may be old blood or blood clots on the vaginal walls that haven’t fully released each time you have a period. Even the healthiest women can experience this because environmental toxins that we are exposed to every day are out of our control.
Although it has been normalized, we shouldn’t have to experience this cramping when menstruating. Cramping is your uterus contracting, which should only happen when you’re in labor. Incorporating a monthly vaginal steaming practice into your wellness routine will support you in effectively cleansing out your uterus and prevent you from having any cramps, release any mucus that can congeal to create cysts and fibroids, and will assist you in getting back to balance. By allowing the herbal-infused steam to gently nourish and relax the uterine muscles, this practice can significantly ease period pain, making your monthly cycle more manageable and less painful.
Prevents Bacterial Infections, Yeast Infections, & UTIs
Vaginal health is a critical aspect of overall well-being. One of the lesser-known benefits of vaginal steaming is its ability to prevent common infections such as bacterial infections, yeast infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). The warm herbal steam not only cleanses the vaginal area but also promotes a healthy balance of bacteria. This balance is crucial in preventing these uncomfortable and often recurrent infections that can disrupt your daily life.
Balances Hormones, Supports Fertility, and Increases Libido
Our hormones play a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Vaginal steaming has been shown to help balance hormones, which can have a positive impact on fertility and libido. The practice promotes optimal uterine health and enhances the body’s natural processes, creating a more fertile environment. Additionally, the increased blood flow and relaxation provided by the steam can lead to heightened libido and a deeper connection with your own body.
Supports Postpartum Healing
The postpartum period is a time of significant physical and emotional adjustment. Vaginal steaming has been a trusted practice in postpartum care across various cultures. It aids in the healing process after childbirth, helping to soothe tears or scars, tone the reproductive system, and improve circulation. The steam also clears stagnant energy, providing emotional healing and allowing you to move forward from a place of empowerment.
The first step in embarking on your vaginal steaming journey is to choose a pot that feels sacred and nurturing for the ritual. It’s recommended to find a pot made of sustainable elements like clay or glass. You’ll also need a stool that’s comfortable for sitting and has an opening for your vagina to experience the steam. If you’re looking for these items, our Womb Protector™ Ritual Bundle is an excellent choice.
To prepare, add a sachet of our Womb Protector™ pelvic steaming herb blend to a pot of water and bring it to a rolling boil. Then, remove the pot from heat, cover it with a lid, and place it under THE FULLEST Pelvic Steaming Stool. Now, undress from the waist down, remove the pot’s lid, and gently sit on the stool. Create a cozy tent around your lower body and the stool using a blanket made from natural fibers to keep the steam from escaping. Your ritual is complete when you feel the herbal steam has cooled.
Find more information on holistic wellness on THE FULLEST website. Additionally, you can tune in to THE FULLEST Podcast for more well-being resources and explore our Womb Protector™ ritual bundle here.
Embrace the wisdom of ancient practices and take control of your well-being with vaginal steaming.
So many reason to start steaming our vaginas asap. Have you done vaginal steams before? Let us know below. Be sure to checkout Nikki’s podcast and IG. Both are amazing resources for women’s health.
x, The Skinny Confidential team.
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