Why The Different Stones?
Different crystals emit different healing vibrations and, as such, can be used to help heal/assist with different issues in our lives, restoring us to our natural state of balance, leading to better overall physical, mental and spiritual well being. Using gemstones inside the vagina or yoni (“sacred space”) resonates the vibration at a much deeper and more subtle level than occurs when used outside of the body.
(Special Note:- I would just like to say here that I don’t include all or any stones in my yoni egg range – for the simple reason that I don’t consider all stones to be appropriate for/relevant to a yoni egg practice. So I have selected the stones that I use very carefully – and I suggest to anyone wishing to choose a yoni egg to research its properties closely and see how they relate to a sexuality practice before ordering it simply by the way it looks or because you may have found it a useful stone to apply to other areas of your life or to other challenges you have had to deal with. And some stones are toxic when worn internally – eg moonstone and labradorite (both contain aluminum) and lapis lazuli (contains pyrite). This is definitely a point that I would advise giving some focussed consideration to).
Various stones are used to make the Eggs on this site, namely the following:-
Xiuyan Jade is also known as Serpentine Jade or Water Jade and is mainly from Xiuyan County in Liaoning Province, China. It can occur in a variety of different colours – white, yellow, light yellow, pink, green, dark green and light green, with various shades of green being the most common.
Xiuyan Jade has been used to make Jade artifacts in China for thousands of years. As such, I consider it to be far more likely that this was the type of jade used to make jade eggs originally (rather than Nephrite Jade, as is commonly claimed). Xiuyan Jade Eggs polish to a smooth finish and are hard to scratch or damage. The Xiuyan Jade Eggs sold on this site are a mixture of a beautiful translucent green and shades of milky green. The abundance of Xiuyan Jade makes it a more affordable option for a Jade Egg.
Xiuyan Jade assists in cellular regeneration and in replenishing one’s energy. It is also said to be beneficial for kidney function, hormone balance and relieving tension, making it a perfect stone for a Jade Egg practice.
Xiuyan Jade is very effective at awakening the kundalini energy and thus activating all chakras from the base to the crown in a safe and balanced way. It clears blocked energies and allows a healthy, natural flow to be re-established – and as such can be particularly harmonising for a woman’s menstrual flow. Xiuyan Jade also enhances our communication with Nature and the Earth – including animal, plant and stone communication and allows us to unlock the stored cumulative knowledge of the natural world.
(Note – some Western gemologists do not consider Xiuyan Jade to be genuine jade – which frustrates and angers the Chinese as they have used this, among other types of jade, to make their own jade artifacts for thousands of years. But somewhere, someone came along and decided to “tell them how it is!” I believe Xiuyan Jade was actually the original jade used to make jade eggs and is also amongst the different jades so revered by the Maoris as “Pounamu” in New Zealand).
Nephrite Jade is a dark green stone and is a heavier stone than either Xiuyan Jade or Rose Quartz. It is a heart-healing stone and is great for dreaming and for connecting us with our innate well-being and balance. Nephrite Jade encourages one to revel in life and to fully enjoy this foray into the physical realm – making it an excellent stone for a Jade Egg practice. It teaches us to allow joy in our lives. It strengthens and soothes the nervous system and is also very beneficial for kidney function. It is a classic abundance stone and encourages harmony, peace and loving kindness in both business and personal relationships.
The Taoist Grandmaster, Mantak Chia, believes all types of jade to be very effective in attracting and concentrating the Yin essence – passive, sustaining power – of a woman – another reason why jade has been favoured for this practice for so long.
Rose Quartz is a very powerful, yet exceedingly gentle, stone – it is the quintessential stone of love and, as such, stimulates and opens the heart chakra and clears the emotional body. Rose Quartz is clearly feminine in tone and is calming and cleansing, facilitating the release of stress, tension, fear and anger. Physically, it helps cure heart imbalances and reprogrammes the cells for joy and longevity. Rose Quartz spreads compassion and gentle understanding. A beautiful stone to use for a Jade Egg practice.
Black Obsidian is a protective stone – it seals the energetic field and removes energetic hooks and attachments, making it useful for releasing past sexual- emotional ties. It is very useful for sexual shadow work – removing blockages in the 1st and 2nd chakras, clearing abuse-based reproductive problems or unwanted sexual beliefs/patterns that no longer serve us. Its clearing qualities make it particularly suitable for cleansing sexual trauma/de-armouring.
Black Obsidian is a strong grounding stone, stimulating the root chakra to make its connection deep into the core of the earth. Black Obsidian’s energy creates a protective shield that helps one to remain centred when faced with negativity – very useful when untangling oneself from toxic relationships. It also allows us to perceive where we are creating negativity in our own lives, guiding us to change the underlying patterns that create a negative reality or inhibit our spiritual and personal growth. It helps us to understand, accept and transmute our shadow nature so that we use it to work for us, rather than against us.
Carnelian is the stone to use for courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, action and leadership. It increases life-force, sexual and creative energies and our assertive will. It builds confidence, courage, passion and inner power. It brings zest for life and the courage to push our boundaries.
It encourages taking action in order to bring about manifestation – it is all about physical vitality, keeping the body strong and increasing life-force energy within it. It helps us keep our spiritual vitality in balance so we don’t get “top-” or “mind-heavy” – which makes us rather ineffective in the physical world. In other words it helps us to embrace the “untidy” realms of physical existence rather than doing our inner work solely from the heart chakra up – which doesn’t enable us to enjoy this physical life nor have much power over it. When used in conjunction with meditation it can help us understand what action to take to bring a concept into being.
Carnelian boosts and helps us to embrace our sexuality, leading us to ecstatic divine sexual union if we allow it to. Carnelian is particularly balancing and healing to the ovaries.
Green Aventurine/Indian Jade
Green Aventurine – or Indian Jade as it is also known – is a stone of optimism, joy and zest for life! It is useful for releasing old patterns, habits or relationships and to welcome change, growth and renewal. It encourages us to embrace life’s challenges with lightness and humour and fosters a deep appreciation for the myriad experiences life offers.
Green Aventurine is very useful for clearing and balancing our emotions. It is a stone that stimulates life-force and encourages physical and vibrational vitality, making it a perfect stone for any conscious sexuality practice. It keeps us heart-centred and is also beneficial for heart health and the circulatory system and is excellent for those who are recovering from illness or surgery as it stimulates cell repair, re-growth and general healing.
Green Aventurine helps us to clear and reinforce the emotional body and heart chakra. It helps us to release our attachment to outcomes and to be more present in our experiences.
Amethyst is a stone that soothes stress and anxiety and brings clarity of mind. It can help us to overcome unhealthy addictions/behaviour patterns. Amethyst enables us to drop victim consciousness, instead helping us to understand the root causes of our self-destructive beliefs and habits which create imbalance and disease. It helps us to embrace and enjoy being on a spiritual journey in our physical bodies here on earth – obviously beneficial for any conscious sexuality practice! On a physical level, amethyst balances the brain and nervous system and assists with oxygenation of the body.
It is a great stone to use for any meditation practice, assisting as it does with Self-realisation – recognition of ourselves as pure Source energy. It is also a stone of spiritual protection – as it clears any negative influences or attachments we might be holding onto, thus raising our vibration (the only way to “protect” ourselves).
Amethyst is a great stone to have in a healing/meditation room or practice as it keeps the energy high, sweet and clear. It assists us to eliminate emotion-based decision-making, allowing us to base our actions on higher guidance and spiritual understanding instead. A very uplifting stone to have in our lives.
Clear Quartz is an energy-amplifier. Ideal if you are wishing to bring extra focus to any issue that you are ready to release. Clear Quartz is also the most “programmable” of all stones – so set your intentions clearly when working with this stone.
Clear Quartz also heightens our spiritual awareness and reminds us of who we truly are at our essence – pure Source energy. It stimulates and opens all the chakras and energy pathways in the body, allowing for a more enlightened and expansive auric field. Clear Quartz overcomes confusion and brings clarity of thought and purpose. An excellent ally in healing and prayer work.
Clear Quartz stimulates the nervous system and can remove adhesions in connective tissues.
Clear Quartz should be cleansed often (some ways to cleanse any crystal – hold in running water, smudge with sage, bury in salt or the earth for a few days, or soak overnight in salt water).