Yoni Egg Practice: How to Use a Yoni Egg
Once you have a Yoni Egg you may wonder how you should use it.
Yoni eggs help regenerate energy, balance chakras, reawaken sensuality and increase libido. Yoni Eggs can also improve pelvic floor tone by providing resistance and weight as they help you 'find' the correct pelvic floor muscle when performing your practice. See the User Guide if you are new to using a Yoni Egg to learn how to insert your yoni egg correctly.
Yoni Egg practice is individual and will vary from person to person but here are a few suggestions to get you started.
How often should I wear a yoni egg?
Some people perform their yoni egg practice every day and others only a couple of times a month - it's completely up to you. To experience the benefit of this practice, we recommend doing pelvic floor exercises or wearing your egg at least three times a week.
Will I feel the egg?
It's normal not to feel the egg at all or to feel it a lot. Anatomies and nerve vary from person to person. Many people find they can feel their egg more over time as they increase their pelvic floor tone and strength.
Yoni Egg Exercises for Beginners
The egg will act a weight in the vagina and it's quite common to find you may not be able to hold the egg in for very long. If you haven't used a yoni egg in the past or don't do regular pelvic floor exercises, it is recommended you start slow and only wear your egg for 5 minutes, then gradually build up to doing pelvic floor exercises whilst wearing your egg.
Many health experts and physiotherapists warn against wearing an egg for too long as this can fatigue the pelvic floor muscle which needs time to rest; it is generally recommended you keep your yoni egg practice to under 20 minutes while awake and active.
Wear it at Night
A gentle way to start incorporating regular use of your yoni egg is to sleep with it inserted every other night.
Kegel exercises strengthen and tone the pelvic floor muscles and the yoni egg provides weight and resistance while doing these exercises. These can be performed sitting, standing or lying down while wearing a yoni egg. If you are a beginner and your yoni egg tends to slip out, start by lying down, building up to sitting and eventually standing as you increase your pelvic floor tone.
Exercise 1: Prolonged holds
- Contract your pelvic floor muscles as if to stop urine flow. You should feel some pressure around your egg when isolating these muscles. Concentrate on clenching the pelvic floor only (not the buttock or inner thigh muscles).
- Hold for 10 seconds then release for 10 seconds.
- Do this for a few minutes if you are new to using yoni eggs and gradually extend the time, building up to 15 minutes as your pelvic floor muscle tone improves.
You may find you are only able to squeeze for a few seconds when you first start exercising your pelvic floor so be patient and persistent. Your pelvic floor is like any other muscle in your body and will take a little time to get stronger.
This exercise helps build up the slow-twitch muscles which help with endurance (i.e. managing to hold in wee when you are busting).
Exercise 2: Quick flicks
Whilst prolonged holds build up the slow-twitch muscle fibres, "quick flicks" strengthen the fast-twitch muscle fibres.
Fast-twitch muscle fibres prevent some types of light bladder leaks (LBL), such as those caused by a sudden increase in abdominal pressure when sneezing.
Quick flicks involve contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles as quickly as you can. You may be able to feel your yoni egg sliding up and down the vaginal canal as you perform this exercise.
Exercise 3: Elevator exercises
If you have good control of your pelvic floor and vaginal wall muscles, you may be able to isolate muscles in different areas of the vagina in stages. This is the most difficult of the exercises to master.
To do this exercise, imagine you are taking your yoni egg for an elevator ride;
- Starting at the entrance of the vagina, squeeze the pelvic floor muscles to move the egg a little higher
- Pause for a moment, like you are stopping the lift of level 1
- Squeeze the vaginal wall muscles in the middle of the vaginal canal and pause again, stopping the elevator on level 2
- Finally, contract the upper vaginal wall muscle which lead up toward the cervix to move the yoni egg up the vaginal canal.
- Work your way back down to the ground floor level without dropping the egg
When you have completed your yoni egg exercises you can practice "birthing" the stone by contacting the top of the vaginal wall muscles towards the pelvic floor.
As you become more experienced in your yoni egg practice, you may like to perform yoga or other low-impact bodyweight exercises such as a plank, bridge or squats while your egg is inserted.
You don't have to perform exercises while wearing a yoni egg. Many people choose to sit or lie with their stone inserted while they meditate; felling where the egg is in their body, building on the connection to it and focusing on its energy.
This information is intended as a guide only and is not a substitute for medical advice you may have received. Please consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional to see if using a yoni egg may be suitable for you, if you are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction or have any health concerns or medical conditions.
Do not use a yoni egg without clearance from qualified medical practitioner if you; are pregnant or menstruating, use an IUD, are suffering from an infection or STI, have a hyperactive pelvic floor, have pelvic organ prolapse, have had vaginal or pelvic organ surgery in the last 3 months, experience pain during intercourse, suffer from vaginismus or other gynaecological medical conditions.
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