Wellness, especially female sexual health, has become a lucrative industry. Figures show that the global wellness industry is now worth $4.2 trillion.
In a period between 2015 and 2017, the value of the wellness industry has increased by a staggering 12.8%.
The ever-growing value of wellness industry is attributed to our shifting relationship with a healthy lifestyle as we’re becoming more mindful and eager to make healthier changes in our daily lives.
When it comes to female wellness and sexual health new trends, emerge all the time, and yoni egg exercises are one of them.
In this post, you’re going to learn more about yoni eggs, benefits, potential risks, and more.
What are yoni eggs?
Yoni egg, also known as jade egg, is a polished egg-shaped stone created to be inserted into the vagina. It has been claimed that women were using yoni eggs for more than 5000 years.
Some advocates of yoni egg use claim that these little stones originated in China where empresses and concubines of the Royal Palace them to access sexual power, awaken their sexuality, and maintain health well into the old age.
That being said, it’s important to mention that a study published January/February 2019 issue of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery found no evidence to support claims that vaginal jade eggs were used in any aspect of life in ancient China.
For the purpose of the study, scientists searched online databases and art and archeology collections for jade objects. More than 5000 jade objects were identified, but yoni eggs were not among them.
The use of jade eggs has been popularized by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop which is known for promoting some questionable trends. But, is the use of yoni eggs and exercises involved in the practice questionable?
Benefits of yoni eggs
We can easily consider the use of yoni eggs as some sort of an advanced Kegel exercise.
Jade eggs act as a weight in the vagina in order to train muscles in the same way you use dumbbells and other weights in the gym to train biceps and whatnot.
The primary benefit of yoni egg is that it trains pelvic floor muscles and makes them stronger.
Strong pelvic floor muscles are vital for intense orgasms, pleasurable sexual intercourse, but they also prevent or help treat incontinence.
It’s needless to mention strong pelvic floor also improves the partner’s enjoyment. Yoni eggs bring more moisture into the vagina, and you’re well aware of the importance of good lubrication.
In addition to physical benefits, jade eggs also promote emotional and psychological healing, happiness, calmness, and other positive effects.
Who shouldn’t use yoni eggs?
Although millions of women swear by yoni eggs, they’re not for everyone. If you have a hyperactive pelvic floor, you shouldn’t use these eggs unless your doctor says it’s okay.
Women who experience painful sexual intercourse where the cause has not been determined should also avoid jade eggs.
What sizes and materials are available?
Yoni eggs usually come in three sizes: large, medium, and small. Women usually start with medium egg as the small one would be too difficult to control and feel at the beginning. Ladies who gave birth usually start with large jade egg.
When it comes to materials options are endless. Yoni eggs are available in clear quartz, amethyst, banded onyx; you name it.
Women choose their yoni egg based on the intention and needs. For instance, women who want to experience incredible transformational energy usually opt for black obsidian yoni eggs which strengthen root chakra.
Intentions involving love for your body, partner, spirit, and life are a good match with rose quartz yoni egg. Of course, the most common material of yoni eggs is jade, and it’s a good choice for beginners.
Yoni egg exercises
Now that you know what yoni eggs are and their effects you’re probably wondering how to use them. There are all sorts of yoni egg exercises that you can try, but bear in mind you need to be patient.
It will be tricky to pull them off at the beginning, but if you perform these exercises regularly things will become a lot easier.
When you complete some exercise without trouble, you can either increase the number of reps or find a different challenge involving jade eggs.
Yes, you can do Kegels with yoni eggs. First, you need to insert an egg into your vagina with the larger end going in first.
Once the egg is in place, you can start with the exercise. Perform Kegel the way you would normally do: locate pelvic floor muscles, contract, hold, and release.
Bear in mind that you can only do resistance exercise with a drilled yoni egg. Attach a string to the egg and start performing kegel exercises.
As you’re squeezing and contracting your pelvic floor muscles, give yoni egg a little tug to create resistance, but avoid pulling too hard.
What makes yoni eggs so interesting is that you can insert them in your vagina and do all sorts of exercises including squats.
The process is same as with “regular” squats where you stand with feet hip-width apart, bend your knees making sure back are straight and start squatting down as if you’re just about to sit on a chair. Do three sets of 12 repetitions.
Lie on your back with knees bent. Inhale, squeeze your vagina and leading from the tailbone roll your hips up off the ground.
Exhale and release vaginal squeeze and gently lower your back onto the floor. Repeat this exercise five times.
Get onto the floor and kneel placing your hands on thighs. The spine should be tall and shoulders relaxed. Inhale and squeeze your vagina as you flex a bit forward.
Then, exhale as you flex back. Make sure these movements come from your pelvis. Try to repeat this exercise about 60 times.
Yogi Egg Exercises Video
Yoni eggs have become a major trend lately thanks to their ability to strengthen pelvis, promote sexual health, and support mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Make sure your jade egg is always clean and start with the easiest exercise at first and work your way up to more advanced maneuvers.
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