The yoni steams or root chakra steams are a time of honoring and healing our creative centers and grounding our power through a spiritual and physical practice.
Here at Well Fed Apothecary we believe and appreciate all bodies on this earthly plane.
Our “Root Chakra Steam” is a blend of loose leaf organically grown herbs we use to steam the root & sacral chakra to detoxify, cleanse and shift ourselves energetically.
The root chakra is the first chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It is at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. The sacral chakra is the second chakra and it sits right above our root chakra. It is associated with the realm of emotions. It’s the center of our feelings and sensations. It’s particularly active in our sexuality and the expression of our sensual and sexual desires. Our creative center.
The chakras are the areas of the highest density of energy and therefore the easiest place to exchange energy with the outside world.
Our chakra system is influenced by everything we do. It is believed to be the basis of alignment and balance where energy is flowed throughout our system and regulates physical and emotional flow.
With our lifestyles today, daily stressors are the “root” cause of many dis-ease, discomfort or unbalance we experience physically and emotionally.
Our chakras need to be realigned regularly to eliminate dis-ease of the mind, body and spirit.
The womb is the center of life and are creative centers for the womb body. Energetically it balances our material energy, life force and flow.
Yoni/womb steams are a sacred way of reenergizing our centers, grounding our space thus revitalizing our energizes.
I use this ancient practice to empower myself with ancient intuition, nourishing my soul-self, and trusting the wisdom and vibrations of the most basic elements: water and air (steam), fire (heat) and earth (herbs).
Steaming this area with the use of herbs is a practice used by many ancient traditions around the world.
The herbs used largely have an effect on what emotional, spiritual or physical goal I want achieved during each steam.
Medicinally the steams have an array of benefits for the womb by balancing the ph of the vaginal flora, regulating menstrual cycle or menses symptoms, *treating hemorrihodes, increasing fertility, helping to alleviate symptoms of menopause and to help promote healing after childbirth. Records indicate its an ancient art practiced by women in many traditions for thousands of years.
My first recorded memory of vaginal womb steaming is watching my grandmother assist my mother after the birth of my youngest sisters.
Used primarily in Haiti after child brith, the fresh leaves would be placed inside of a curvette or beny and dowsed with scolding hot water. A wicker chair is placed over the steam and my mother is instructed to sit while my aunts and grandmother comfort her and essentially bathe her with the leaves.
It spiritually reenergizes while the womb cleanses and sheds any remanent left over after the portal has be opened. It is used to rehabilitate the mom after the physical and emotional stress on the body such as bearing a child.
My young mind was so fascinated with how nurturing the entire process was. How the elements of the earth where used to aide in healing after the womb was used as an earth to another.
It established an essence of our primal connection we have with our wombs and how the tools, our plants, are what assist us in our healing.
I use this ancient art as a ritual to balance my centers and allow the flow of my highest to move through me.
After menses, when emotionally frayed or to just honor myself. I use this tool as a ritual to honor my highest and stay in alignment of my natural flow.
I believe this art can be practiced by all bodies. The root and sacral chakra are centers shared by all earthly bodies on this plane and this practice can be implemented by anyone.
Balancing and aligning with our centers is an integral part in allowing the ease of flow into our lives.