My Winter Women's Wellness Guide
A yoni steam is a warm steam bath for the vagina. It combines a customized blend of herbs and warm steam generated from a pot beneath a seat. It is a powerful and grounding experience that can be a vehicle in healing on all of these levels.
Yoni translates to ‘sacred seat' all-encompassing of the reproductive system: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A yoni steam is a gentle way to bring warm steam and heat to the pelvis and to the womb, increasing circulation and energy flow. The moist heat opens up the pores of the tissues and the herbal infusion offers the medicinal benefits of the plants.
The vaginal tissue is one of the most porous and absorbent of the entire female body. As a result, the steam is supportive for women’s reproductive, urinary and digestive health.
This was major game-changer for my body! After I first experienced this tool, I knew life would never be the same. I have consistently practiced monthly yoni steams for the past few years. My cycles have never been so beautiful: regular, no PMS symptoms, PCOS has cleared. My own practice led me to explore a certified training program. This was very complementary to my background in nutrition and herbs. This has enhance my passion to share this tool with other woman
**Please note that it is essential to work with a trained practitioner when you begin to explore your yoni steam practices. The yoni is a sacred seat of a woman's body. **
Read more about womb wellness work here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/wombwellness/
The practice of yoni eggs involves wearing a gemstone carved like an egg inside the vagina. When you practice with a Yoni Egg, you engage the muscles of the vagina and the pelvic floor. While practicing, the brain can begin to create new neuron connections correlated with areas of the body.
Living our busy lives, we do not engage the pelvic floor muscles. This leads to loss of sensitivity and sensation in the vaginal area, reproductive health problems, urinary health interferences, PMS, disempowerment, decreased libido and a disconnection to our sacred feminine energy.
Studies show that the main culprit of reproductive dis-ease is lack of blood flow to this area of the body.
According to the Yale University School of Medicine, women overall have an up to 60% rate of incontinence and 50% rate of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) post-partum today.
Yoni Eggs offer many health benefits including,but not limited to:
- Gain control of the perineum and all groups of pelvic floor muscles
- Support Orgasmic Health: including vaginal, cervical and uterine orgasms
- Reducing PMS, menstrual cramps, breast discomfort; as through regular practice it can increase blood flow to pelvic organs and help move stagnant energy.
- Stimulates the ovaries in a gentle way balances hormone levels
Read more about Yoni Eggs here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/wombwellness/
Plant Based Collagen
This is my favorite way to naturally boost collagen in my body. It strengthens bones, nails, hair, tissue and skin. I love how it supports an inner and outer glow!
Read more about it here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/shop-sunshinekates/anima-mundi-plant-based-collagen
V-Magic Down There Care
This an all-natural vulva and intimate skin cream that soothes, protects and calms. This nourishing cream provides immediate relief for dryness, redness, itching, burning and general discomfort. Vaginal tissue is vulnerable to temperature change and dampness. This is a proprietary blend of antimicrobial and antibacterial ingredients that can counter the irritated tissues.
This is an everyday cream that can be used both day and night.
Read more about it here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/shop-sunshinekates/v-magic
V-Magic Feminine Wash
This gentle wash soothes, calms and nourishes the most delicate area of a woman's body. It's divine rejuvenation for the winter months.
Read more about it here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/shop-sunshinekates/vmagic-gentle-feminine-wash
Infrared Sauna Therapy
Infrared Sauna Heat warms your body from the inside out. It helps increase your core body temperature which in turn:
-Reduces Inflammation in the body
-Supports Lymphatic Drainage
-Supports Reducing Stress
-Improves Cellular Renewal
-Boosts the body's resistance to bacteria and viruses
-Chromatherapy Lights support mood, reduce SAD (Winter Blues), enhance relaxation
I work a few sauna sessions into my week to support my body and mind. I am a sun-worshiper. I thrive in the warm months. Using the sauna has reduced my response to the winter blues, keeps my spirit up and has improved my immune health.
Learn more about the infrared sauna here: http://www.sunshinekates.com/infraredsauna/
Cheers to nourishing your body this winter!
I would love to hear some of your favorite winter self-care tools!