womb, sacred womb, yoni
Art work by Sofia Minkova (with permission)

The term Yoni is Sanskrit for womb, uterus, vagina, or sacred space. Yoni in the original Sandskrit means the divine passage for body and soul, the holder, the matrix of generation, the origin or primal source of all creation, the birthplace of the universe!

Our bodies are living and breathing expression of life, I for one am still in awe of what our bodies are capable of. Did you know that our life began in our grandmothers womb? Girls are born with their one and only lifetime supply of eggs.  Around the 20th week of gestation, a female fetus has developed a reproductive system, including 6 to 7 million eggs in her ovaries. The egg that created you was formed inside your mother’s fetus while she was inside of your grandmother’s womb. Giving way to the sense of our life force going back to our ancestors directly through our mothers and grandmothers.

Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will every carry form in her ovaries while she is a four month old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself is born. And this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother.

Layne Redmond

The womb space is more than simply the physical womb, it is the whole energetic field of a woman’s lower and mid torso, from the base of her spine up to her throat.

The purpose of the womb is to contain, nurture and grow our life force. However through its nature of containment, it becomes the place where negative energies are stored as well. These negative energy’s can come from stress, traumas, fears, emotional and physical abuse, unresolved ancestral patterns, childhood issues, sexual partners, miscarriage, terminations, giving birth and not giving birth,which can also saturate us in shame and guilt to the point where our Throat chakra’s shut down.  When we are unable to speak or express ourselves and deal with these traumas and stressors, these emotions/feeling get stored in our Sacral  chakra, womb and female organs, which can lead to to physical illness, infertility, menstruation problems, emotional and energy blockages.

It is said that with every sexual partner, we carry their imprint in the womb. Any surgeries, procedures, illness or dis-ease in our female organs or wombs… leave an imprint. Even our own time within our mother’s womb and her energies, emotions, and everything she was carrying in the womb, left an imprint.

This pattern occurs whether our womb is present within our physical body or has been removed, as the energy of the organ always remains. Particularly when a woman reaches menopause, the build up of emotions and negativity stored in the womb space throughout her life often surfaces, giving rise to a whole range of undesirable physical, emotional and mental symptoms.

Unresolved ancestral patterns can emerge from negative ides about womanhood from our mothers and grandmothers from our own up bringing and our environment. Negative concepts around our monthly period is a perfect example of this, previous generations believed that this natural process was a “curse”, dirty, unclean and something we should never speak about.

The state of our wombs reflects the state of our lives

Our wombs are also one of our channels of elimination. We have 5 main ways to eliminate waste and toxins in our body – through bowel movements, through urine, through sweat, through breath and through our monthly cycle.

The womb can become particularly stagnant if we are not having a monthly cycle. Imagine if you did not have a bowel movement for 6 months! Women with stagnant energy in their womb may develop cysts, painful menstrual cramps and even miscarry. Dark blood at the beginning of your cycle is a good indicator that your womb needs to be cleansed.

When the womb is honoured, and respected, she becomes a channel of power, creativity and beauty, when her voice goes unheard, unanswered, denied, the womb becomes a vessel of disease

It’s important to pay attention to your body and give it what it needs. So how do we cleanse and heal our sacred wombs?

 

Menstruate Monthly

Are you having a regular monthly period. If you are on  form of birth control that prohibits are regular monthly bled, switch to another kind. Make sure you are not using commercial pads and tampons, as they are toxic and contain all sorts of plastics and poisons, switch to organic cotton pads, tampons or use a mooncup. Learning to embrace our monthly bleed can be difficult, but once we learn to listen to our bodies and make a conscious choice to honour our monthly cycle and the wonders it holds, menstrual cramps can be so much better. Moon blood is sacred and powerful. read more here

 

Yoni Steams

Yoni Steams, or  vaginal steams, is the process of using natural herbs to detox your womb space. The herbs are carried by the steam into the yoni which allows for toxins to be released. It’s a spa treatment for your lady bits.  Yoni steams can be a great preventative tool for these health concerns and are incredibly sacred!

 

Yoni Eggs

Yoni eggs are gemstones that are inserted into the yoni and are used to strengthen your pelvic floor  which can help with numerous of issues.

Yoni gemstone  eggs can also help you align and balance your energy centre depending on which gemstone you use. Yoni eggs work as energy healers to help women cleanse their sacred inner space and heal. 

 

Womb Meditations

Allows you to focus on specific womb affirmations during your time of mediation.

 

Holistic Therapies

Such as Fertility Massage or Abdominal Sacral Massage and Energy Healing. These complementary therapies are designed to reconnect both your mind, and womb space. To offer nurturing, love and support to your womb space. Through intuition and energy work I aim to clear away the blockages and facilitate the opening of this sacred place into its full creative potential. Read more here

 

Finally Time

We have a tendency to look for a quick fix to health, or choose to ignore it hoping it goes away. It’s not until we are really suffering that we might sit up and take note of what our bodies are telling us. Give yourself time to fill your emotional tool-kit and understand that healing is a journey—one that lasts a lifetime. Start today.

 

“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we.”

 

-Ina May Gaskin 

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