I know what you're thinking. What is a 'yoni' and why would you steam it?

No, it's not broccoli or any kind of vegetable. Infact, Gwenyth Paltrow was the first to make it famous. Ladies and gentlemen a yoni is another word for your 'lady bits,' 'down south,' 'netherregions,' and whatever else you feel you need to call it other than what it is, your vagina. I'm not shy about using this word. In fact, it usually makes it way into conversations I have about health.

To be a bit more technical about it, according to a quick Google search:

Yoni: Sanskrit, literally ‘source, womb, female genitals.’

I'm absolutely passionate about women's health and have explored many 'alternative,' 'weird,' (to U.S. westerners) and unconventional healthcare adventures that have helped me and given me a different perspective of vaginal health. I'll do my very best to keep it simple and get right to it.

Basically, you have an entire self-cleaning oven that is home to a ton of beneficial microbes that help keep a healthy balance you need for optimal vaginal health. Sometimes, this can get out of whack and out of balance depending on your diet, what you're putting in and on your body, etc...

Selfcare is often NOT as much of a priority, especially for mamas and it's vital to our health as women. This is an ancient practice that still happens all over the world on a regular basis especially for healing after birth. Steam is very gentle and helpful not only to our vaginas, but our cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes. I found this awesome lady called Steamy Chick online and have learned so much since browsing her website.

I recently did it locally at Harborview Health and Wellness and here's what I've noticed it helped with. My PMS symptoms have decresed, my pre-period stuff is gone and overall I feel great and even fresher. There are numerous studies online about the health benefits, although, I must clarify that I am not a medical doctor and I'm sharing this for educational and informational purposes only.

Just Joni Steaming her Yoni

Here was my experience.