Yoni – or vaginal – weightlifting is like a regular yoni egg practice on steroids – it brings all the benefits that a regular practice does, only a whole lot faster. Our pelvic floor muscles are just as important as all the other muscles in our bodies and giving them the same recognition and quality workout time helps them regain strength and tone. A weak vagina that lacks tone and strength doesn’t have a lot of sensation, which is why numbness is a common complaint. And there’s really not much fun in that! And, as we lift weights with our vaginas, we not only empower our pelvic floor muscles by increasing their strength and restoring their sensitivity, we also rev-up our sexual life-force energy – which is energy we can channel to enliven and revitalise our lives and power creative pursuits.
We’re innately powerful beings and when we consistently connect with these life-force generating practices, we’re able to connect with our sexuality again and again, receive new layers of wisdom and live our best lives.
I know from my own experience that yoni weightlifting always leaves me feeling empowered and energised – and this is one of the joys of connecting with and tapping into our sexual energy. When we start to do this on a regular basis we stop “running on empty” and are able to replenish the energy we put out on creating and living our lives.
Whilst I would recommend a gentle weightlifting practice for many women (definitely do NOT start with a green coconut!), I would not suggest it if you experience any serious degree of pelvic tension or tightness – which can cause sexual pain as well as chronic infections and ongoing lower back pain. If this sounds familiar, then taking time to release your pelvic tension and relax your muscles (eg by using vaginal massage, de-armouring, yoni steaming, yoni breathing and/or releasing meditations – all of which are covered in my Yoni Vitality programme) would be both wise and beneficial before trying yoni weightlifting.
How Is It Done?
Before you begin, it is best to ensure you have at least 30 minutes to yourself.
What you’ll need:
- A yoni egg
- String or dental floss
- A pouch
- 2 Tbsp rice or dried pulses
- S-Hook (optional)
A medium egg is generally the most suitable for weightlifting. However, if you haven’t done it before or have recently given birth, you might prefer a larger egg as it’s easier to hold onto. If you’ve been consistently doing vaginal weightlifting and have already built up significant tone and strength then a small egg is perfect as your muscles have a lot less surface area to hold onto.
As with any regular yoni egg practice, you’ll want to start by cleansing and stringing your egg, making sure you thread it through doubled-up to add strength.
You’ll also need a pouch to attach to the end of your dental floss, string or hemp twine – a little bag with two drawstrings works really well. First place about 50g maximum (use less if this amount causes your egg to fall out immediately) of rice or a dried pulse inside your pouch and draw the strings closed. When your weight/pouch is hanging, it’s ideal that it hangs just above your knees. To get an idea of length, measure from your knee to your lower belly – every woman’s anatomy is different, so experiment until you find what works for you. You can now set your pouch aside whilst you devote some time to inserting your egg.
For the insertion method, follow these steps here. You’ll want to make sure your egg is sitting high inside your vagina as it’s less likely to fall out like that. Using deep inhales and exhales, relax your muscles, and lift your legs to tilt your pelvis back so that the egg finds a snug and deep spot inside your yoni.
While lying down, attach the pouch to your yoni egg string either with an S-hook or by tying the drawstring to your yoni egg string. Remain lying down as you contract and release your PC (pelvic floor) muscles 10 times. On the final contraction, only release by 90%. Supporting the pouch in your hand, move to a standing position.
Stand with your legs hip distance apart – the closer your legs and the more your toes point inwards, the easier it is to hold onto your egg. Place a soft towel or blanket underneath you in case your egg suddenly falls out – it happens! Gently release the pouch/weight. Here are two exercises to get you started:
The first exercise is the Pelvic Swing which is a great one for revving up sexual energy. As you inhale you want to swing your pelvis slightly forwards – and as you exhale you want to swing your pelvis slightly backwards. As you swing your pelvis in a forwards-backwards motion, keep that 10% hold on your egg at all times! Inhale forwards. Exhale backwards. Inhale forwards. Exhale backwards. Squeeze and release your egg as you do so – but never release it completely or it will probably come flying out! Repeat this at least 20-30 times – or however many repetitions feels comfortable to you. Work on getting a good natural swing going – the swing will make your muscles have to work just that bit harder.
From a standing position, bend your knees and then come back up into a standing position again. You can go as low as you are comfortable to do so. Once again, squeeze and release your egg as you move up and down.
Where To From Here?
If you find you have fun lifting weights with your vagina, then feel free to experiment with different moves or by gradually adding more weight. Or you can join me in my Yoni Vitality programme (open for registration at the time of writing) where we explore yoni weightlifting as well as many other empowering practices that help us take back control of our sexual health, tap into the power of our sexual energy and step into the realisation of ourselves as the unique and powerful expressions of the Divine that we actually are. Something that would be very timely for us all to remember at this crazy time in planet Earth’s history!
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