Imagine a tool that is so small you can hide it inside your hand, so discreet, you can wear it within the most intimate, sacred space of your body, and so profound it can benefit you in a myriad of ways throughout your entire life cycle as a woman. Sounds like a pretty incredible thing right?! Well, there is such a tool, it can assist with fertility, child birth and healing post baby, and I’d love to share the concept with you today.
Introducing “the Jade Egg”. Those of you who know me will be aware that I call it a woman’s best friend, and I believe it’s one of the greatest investments you can give to yourself as a woman. Also known to some as the Yoni Egg or Vagina Egg. It is a jade stone crystal, carved into the shape of an egg, that a woman can wear intra-vaginally giving tremendous benefit to her on all levels of her being, from the subtle energetic, through to the physical. It's important to note, that there are a number of practices we use that do not involve internal jade egg use, and they too will bring potent benefits to women who integrate them. The correct/proper use of a jade egg will include at least some of these practices.
What’s really amazing is that ALL women can actually benefit from these practices, no matter where they sit within their feminine journey. Pre babies, post babies, celibate, in a relationship, post menopausal. ALL ladies will benefit with a little dedication. Even 10mins a day can make a noticeable difference to how a woman feels physically and psychologically.
SOME MAJOR BENEFITS Of CORRECT USE OF A JADE EGG INCLUDE:
* Assisting to prevent and cure stress incontinence
* Clearing and healing birthing and / or sexual traumas…most women will have some form of these at some stage within their lives
* Opening you up to your infinite orgasmic / pleasure potential
* Establishing life long libido
* Assisting with the prevention of and treatment of prolapse
* The best tool for recovering after childbirth
* Supports women with their menstrual cycles, clearing PMT and balancing hormones
* Helps women transition the peri menopause, menopause and post menopause stages with more confidence, grace, and ease so they can enjoy this powerful phase of the feminine.
* Creating more pleasure, not only for you, but your partner. Yes, you can, with practice learn to play the flute” on your man. ;-) And there is so much more. Now you may get an idea why I call it “A Woman’s Best Friend”.
Now let’s take a glance at how implementing and integrating a "Jade Egg Practice" correctly into your life will assist you to have greater fertility, a more easeful, empowered birth, and to recover from childbirth effectively.
Through working with these practices, we bring more blood flow, circulation, energy and awareness to the whole pelvic area. This in conjunction with working internally with the Jade Egg, assists women in clearing traumas and pain that may be stored within the pelvis from past sexual abuse, surgery and / or birth experiences. By doing so, it can help enliven your entire reproductive system, which in turn brings greater vitality and fertility. Simply clearing the emotional blocks that we hold in this part of the body can help the process, something the Jade Egg practices will assist with too.
Pregnancy and Birth:
By using the Jade Egg, we are re-creating a deep connection between our conscious awareness and our genitals. As the pelvis is intrinsically linked to a woman’s psyche, one of the most profound benefits a woman can gain is that of learning to listen to and trust herself and her body. This is indeed a strong ally for a woman to have during childbirth!
Although it is not advised to work with the Jade Egg internally when you are pregnant, especially during the first trimester, as we do not want to aggravate or activate the cervix, we can utilise some of the other practices which involve working with the breath, energy and visualisations. These are perfect for this period, helping women to cultivate deep calm, centre, and stillness.
Women who have been working with the Jade Egg for some time, are able to train their muscles to pull the Jade Egg in, and push the Jade Egg out. These are the muscles used for childbirth, so birthing women experience incredible results from practicing pre-pregnancy. If a woman hasn’t been practising with the egg before pregnancy, she can very slowly work with activating the muscles at the entrance to the vagina, focusing on pulling or “sipping” the Jade Egg gently in, and pushing it out. Not taking the egg further inside the birth canal and or doing squeezes or contractions.
One particularly good exercise for pregnancy is “Yin Time”- doing nothing! This component of the work I found challenging to integrate, as there is always so much to do! Precisely why I need to practice it! The whole point of Yin-Time is to literally do nothing. We rest, and from here we re-set our nervous systems, re-programming and re-patterning ourselves on how to listen to our bodies more fully, as to when we need rest, replenishment and rejuvenation. Another fantastic tool to embrace whilst becoming a mother. We also create spaciousness to integrate life and all we have been experiencing.
Post Partum Healing and Beyond:
The Jade Egg is the best tool for assisting easeful, speedy recovery and healing after childbirth…well that and love making, but that is not always possible or available. The main reason to work with a Jade Egg after you have given birth, is to strengthen the muscles in the perineum and pelvis. It will assist the vagina to move back to it’s original form (as close to as possible), more so than any other exercise program or tool. Not only that, but the body of work accompanying the practice assists with continued balancing of a woman’s hormones. A fabulous gift at this time. (Please note: It is NOT advisable to begin working with the egg post partum for AT LEAST 6 weeks after birth...sometimes a lady may need to wait a little longer.)
As mothers, it’s all too easy to get lost in the giving to others without taking enough time for our own needs. By embracing this practice as part of your life, you continue to deepen and strengthen self love. You are also far more fine tuned to knowing when you need to rest and or take time out. Essential tools to embrace and embody as mothers so we can keep on keeping on with love, joy and grace, modelling deep self love to our children along the way.
If you are loving the sound of the Jade Egg, I use and recommend a medium sized one. There are many sizes out there to choose from, but the one medium size is all you need. I advise ladies to purchase genuine Canadian Nephrite Jade provided on my site http://www.femininevitality.com/products.html for it’s fine quality, beauty, and because it's an extremely tough crystal, so it won’t scratch or chip if it is dropped. (Note: many jade eggs out there have dyes, waxes and or chemicals applied to them, so you must choose wisely).
The Jade Egg is truly your inner magical secret ladies. Make sure you slow down, listen to your body, and get some solid well grounded guidance from someone who has a deeply integrated embodiment of these teachings. You deserve to be well guided and well held, so choose wisely, and listen to your inner knowing.
Happy baby making!
PS: If you have had some positive experiences, or have anything you wish to share, relating to your fertility, birth, or post partum period with the jade egg, I would LOVE to hear from you. Please comment below.