So now you’ve got your yoni egg, what do you do with it?! Here are a few exercises to get you started…
Before You Begin
Paying attention to our breath is super important during a yoni egg practice. Our breath directs our awareness and focus – and makes this experience infinitely more powerful. Sounding as you exhale and release (making an “Aaaaaaah” sound or whatever else comes out) opens the throat, which in turn allows your vagina to relax while supporting you in releasing any stuck emotions.
After your yoni has ‘sipped’ and drawn in your yoni egg (see this post for more details on sipping), you can begin with any of these exercises. I would recommend beginning with lying down exercises first and only introducing gravity into the equation when you feel your muscles have become more toned.
Remember that the relaxation aspect of a yoni egg practice is super important. Otherwise you can end up creating muscle tension and that is not what we are looking for either – we want “toned”, not “tight”, muscles. That’s why I recommend relaxing your muscles completely, as well as taking deep breaths, for at least a minute at the end of each exercise.
Pelvic Rock ‘n’ Roll! (Lying down)
The first part of this exercise is performed lying down. Breathe deeply in and out. As you inhale, press your spine down into the floor/bed, then as you exhale, arch your spine up from the floor again. This is a lovely pelvic rocking motion that helps relax the pelvis, relieves pelvic tension and also increases libido and lubrication.
Gently squeeze your muscles around your egg as you breathe in… and relax them fully as you breathe out… Repeat 10 times – or for however long feels good.
The second part of this exercise is performed in a sitting position. This can be a bit trickier to get the hang of at first – but practice makes perfect!
Move to a sitting position on the edge of a chair or bed. This part of the exercise really builds sensitivity, builds tone and increases libido. The idea is to roll your muscles around the egg. So you start off by breathing in and squeezing your perineum (the area between your vagina and anus) and then squeezing the back wall of the vagina, behind the egg, then around the top of the egg. Then exhale and squeeze down the front wall of the vagina, in front of the egg, towards your clitoris and back to your perineum again.
You can also try this in the other direction from the clitoris, up the front wall and down the back wall of the vagina – but for some reason I find the other direction much easier. So play around with this and mix it up if you want to – otherwise, just doing this regularly in one direction will definitely bring increased dexterity and sensitivity.
So, to recap… Breathe in… And contract the perineum, back vaginal wall, around the top of the egg… Breathe out… contract the front vaginal wall, clitoris, and back to perineum… Repeat 10 times.
Then spend another minute just relaxing and breathing again, right hand on yoni, left hand on your heart.
Windscreen Wiper (Lying down)
This exercise is particularly beneficial for preventing or improving incontinence issues – and teaches you both muscle dexterity and control. So… keep your legs straightened out in front of you, about hip-width apart. Strongly flex both your feet. Now rotate your flexed feet in towards each other until your big toes meet – then move them in the opposite direction, as far as possible away from each other, keeping your feet flexed and your knees straight.
Breathe in as you move your feet towards each other, squeezing your egg at the same time – and as you move your feet away from each other, breathe out and release your egg. The more slowly you can do this exercise, the more powerful it is. Repeat this exercise 10 times inwards and outwards. Then spend another minute just relaxing and breathing again, right hand on yoni, left hand on your heart.
Hip Circles & Figure 8 Hips (Lying, Kneeling or Standing)
Moving your hips in either a circular or Figure 8 formation helps to work the deep layers of the pelvic floor muscle, as well as increasing libido and lubrication. Keep the circles/Figure of 8 small as this will work the muscles much more deeply than a larger, looser pattern. Perform this exercise in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions.
Gently squeeze your muscles around your egg as you breathe in… and relax them fully as you breathe out…Then spend another minute just relaxing and breathing again, right hand on yoni, left hand on your heart.
I’d love to hear what your experience was when exploring these exercises – so feel free to leave a comment below, or share your feedback with me via the Contact form above.
And if you’d like to learn more exercises and explore using a yoni egg to release stored trauma, amongst many other sexual health and happiness practices, be sure to check out my Yoni Vitality online programme – which opens for registration again shortly.