In recent years, a new trend has emerged in the world of wellness and self-care: the use of yoni eggs. Yoni eggs, also known as jade eggs, are small egg-shaped stones made of various types of crystals or gemstones, often used for pelvic floor exercises and meditation. While yoni eggs have been used for centuries in Chinese and Taoist cultures, their popularity has recently spread to the Western world.
One of the main benefits of using yoni eggs is the strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles play a vital role in supporting the bladder, uterus, and rectum, and weakened pelvic floor muscles can lead to issues such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. By regularly using yoni eggs in exercises, women can strengthen these muscles and improve their overall pelvic health.
In addition to physical benefits, many women report experiencing emotional and spiritual benefits from using yoni eggs. Some say that using eggs helps them to connect with their feminine energy and improve their sex lives. Others use yoni eggs as a tool for meditation and mindfulness, incorporating them into their daily self-care routines.
The use of yoni eggs dates back centuries in Chinese culture. The practice was first documented in the royal court during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and was said to have been passed down from empresses to their daughters and concubines. In China, the yoni egg is believed to have originated from the Taoist practice of cultivating and circulating sexual energy, known as “internal alchemy” or “neidan.” The yoni egg was used as a tool to facilitate this practice by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and enhancing sensitivity and awareness in the vagina.
In Taoist philosophy, the vagina is considered a sacred space, known as the “yoni,” and is seen as a source of power and creative energy. By using the yoni egg, women were able to connect with this energy and cultivate a deeper sense of inner awareness and vitality. The yoni egg was traditionally made from jade, which was considered a precious stone with healing properties.
The use of yoni eggs is closely related to the Taoist arts of the bedchamber, which are practices designed to cultivate and circulate sexual energy for health, vitality, and spiritual development. In Taoist philosophy, sexual energy is seen as a powerful force that can be harnessed and transformed to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being leading to greater control over sexual energy and deeper states of relaxation and meditation.
The practice of using yoni eggs in China was not widely known outside of the royal court until recently. Interestingly, due to the popularisation of Confucianism which deems sexual activities as vulgar, the principle yoni eggs is based on, the Taoism art of the bedchamber became neglected in Chinese society for generations. It’s only recently that people are breaking the taboos around sex and seeing it as part of their natural daily life. In the early 2000s, Taoist master Mantak Chia introduced the yoni egg practice to the Western world through his book “The Multi-Orgasmic Woman.”
Moreover, Dr. Jian Chen, a Chinese-Canadian Sexologist further promoted the practice of helping women suffering from sexual dysfunction to regain pleasure in their intimate relationships. Dr. Chen, who is a professor in clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study in Human Sexuality in America believes that the use of yoni eggs can help women to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, increase vaginal sensitivity, and improve sexual health. She recommends the use of jade eggs specifically, as they are believed to have healing properties and promote Qi (vital energy) flow in the body. In addition to promoting physical health benefits, Dr. Chen also emphasises the emotional and spiritual benefits of using yoni eggs, such as increased self-awareness, improved self-esteem, and a greater connection to one’s feminine energy.
However, it is important to note that Dr. Chen’s advocacy of yoni eggs has also been met with criticism from some experts in the field. Some argue that there is limited scientific evidence to support the benefits of yoni egg use and that the potential risks of infection or injury may outweigh any potential benefits. Additionally, there have been reports of fake or low-quality yoni eggs being sold online, which can be harmful to users.
As with any new wellness trend, it is important to approach the use of yoni eggs with caution and do research before incorporating them into one’s routine. It is also recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or qualified practitioner before using yoni eggs for women’s health practices. As with any new wellness trend, it is important to do research and consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating yoni eggs into one’s routine.