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Are you wondering what yoni meditation is and how it’s practised? Perhaps you’ve heard of yoni massage before but not yoni meditation? Then, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn more about this beneficial meditation practice that is growing in popularity among women around the world.
What is yoni meditation?
You’re likely already aware of the concept of meditation. It’s a practice of slowing down your mind to get beyond the thinking. This helps you better connect your mind and body. In that way, a yoni meditation is a meditative practice focused solely on the womb space. It’s a space and moment in time to connect with the most intimate parts of yourself. In Sanskrit, yoni means vagina, womb and vulva. When you practice yoni meditation, you bring a loving and caring focus to your womb space. You connect with the essence of your femininity and your sexuality. In doing so, you nurture and honour your feminine self.
During a yoni meditation practice, you can sit still and in silence, or you can chant a mantra —a short sound, word or even phrase spoken in Sanskrit—while performing a mudra — a symbolic gesture performed with the hands and fingers. Taking time to sit and listen to your body is important in understanding your health and what makes you unique. We, as women, have a womb and need to cultivate its health and vitality.
Understanding yoni meditation
- Yoni meditation is a moment of connection with yourself and your femininity.
- You can either sit still and in silence, or you can chant a mantra while performing a mudra.
- Practising yoni meditation can improve your womb health and your overall wellbeing.
How does yoni meditation work?
In order to be ready for your yoni meditation, you’ll need to consider a few things.
- First, schedule a regular time and select a peaceful place for your meditation.
- Prepare a cushion, a blanket and your favourite chair and turn off all distractions.
- Choose comfortable clothes and put on a smile!
- Short, regular sessions are better than infrequent longer sessions. You can start slowly — 5 minutes — and work up to 20-60 minutes.
Never put pressure on yourself for how long you meditate, especially if you are just beginning your practice. Start short and sweet and increase the length of your practice over time.
A yoni meditation can be practised along with a yoni yoga practice. The position you choose, whether sitting or kneeling, should be comfortable. Sit up straight, so that your vertebrae are stacked on top of each other. Imagine your head being pulled upwards by an invisible string. If it helps, imagine being a mountain or a tree. Place your hands in a position that feels meaningful and natural to you. Your eyes can be closed or half-closed. Trust in your efforts to meditate. Let go of any expectations for results and just meditate.
What are the benefits of yoni meditation?
Having a regular meditative practice is helpful in many ways for your physical, mental, and spiritual health. That’s the same for a yoni meditation:
- Women often carry their pain and trauma in their womb space. Over time, it halts our creativity, reduces our libido, and lowers our self-confidence and self-love. Yoni meditation helps release traumatic experiences that are stored in the womb.
- Yoni meditation combined with breathwork helps loosen any tension held on your womb space. Breath is life, and deepening our connection to our breath by breathing consciously is the key to relaxation and letting go.
- Yoni meditation combined with chanting mantras is another incredible way to move our energy throughout the body. Sounds are vibrations with many benefits when used properly. They allow for deep healing and support us entering into deep meditative states.
You can practice yoni meditation with a jade egg inserted in your vagina, also known as a yoni egg. It helps strengthen the muscles of your pelvic floor and connect deeper to this part of yourself. It’s also useful for cleansing the womb’s energy.
Are there any risks of yoni meditation?
Despite the great benefits of meditation, there are still some risks for people who have experienced severe trauma. Meditation can actually end up exacerbating symptoms of post-traumatic stress. As you’re asked to pay close and sustained attention to your internal experience, you may have contact with traumatic stimuli—thoughts, images, memories, and physical sensations related to your traumatic experience. So, judge for yourself and decide if yoni meditation is appropriate for you or not. If you are looking for alternative options to heal through and transform your traumatic experiences, check my article on tantric healing, which covers how tantra can resolve sexual trauma.
Another risk to take into consideration is if you practice breathwork with your yoni meditation. Be mindful if you’re pregnant or if you have any underlying health conditions — respiratory or heart conditions. Always be gentle with yourself and don’t push your limits.
Yoni mediation techniques
In most cases, sitting still in yoni meditation is incredibly beneficial for your connection to yourself, your sexuality and your creativity. There are many ways you can meditate, with many different positions and postures. Finding the right position for yourself will help you stay focused on your practice. It’s also good to have a mental checklist for yourself when it comes to starting a meditative practice.
Here are some techniques and positions to get you started.
Yoni meditating in seated position
- Sit cross-legged or kneeling.
- Take a few deep belly breaths – in through your nose and out your mouth.
- Notice any tension or emotions that come up. Breathe deeper into them.
- Take 3 more deep breaths, and then place your hands on your womb space.
- Breathe deeply into your womb space and feel your stomach expand into your hands.
- Sit presently with anything that comes up and allow it to wash away with each breath.
- Continue this for 10 minutes or more.
Yoni meditation in rested position
- Lay flat on the floor on your back. Use a pillow or a bolster to raise your knees slightly to be more comfortable.
- Breathe deeply with one hand on your womb space and the other resting on your heart.
- Envision your breath cycling up from your womb space and out the top of your hands and back down. This is called circular breathing.
- Stay present with this breathing technique for at least 10 minutes.
Yoni meditation using yoni mudra
- Sit in a lotus or cross-legged position. Bring your hands together in prayer or namaste position.
- Point your hands downward, so your wrists are facing upwards.
- Tuck your middle fingers, ring fingers and pinkies in, so the backs of the fingers are touching each other and make a closed ring.
- Put your thumbs on your navel while you inhale and exhale deeply; this is the yoni mudra. It can be used to calm the mind, connect with your higher self and your womb.
Yoni meditation gazing a candle
- Light a candle and place it in front of you. It should be at a distance where you can focus on it comfortably.
- Make sure the lights are turned off.
- Sit in a cross-legged or kneeling position.
- Take a few slow deep breaths to centre yourself in your body.
- Place your hands on your womb space and breathe into your hands, feeling your belly expand.
- Keep your gaze on the fire from the candle, and allow yourself to become deeply focused on your breathing and the candle.
- As thoughts arise, allow yourself to let go and let the candle remind you of your focus. Don’t let your thoughts take you elsewhere, stay in your meditation.
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