Maintaining a relationship with our source of creative energy is central to a nourishing and juicy connection to the sacred feminine. Jade eggs have been used for millennia to enhance & maintain female health and well-being. Also known as yoni eggs, these beautiful and powerful gemstones can transform the lives of the women cultivating a regular practice with them. Learning more about these exquisite works of art can provide insights into the benefits of their use and the role of jade eggs in the modern world.
The jade egg practice invites every woman to connect deeply to her own sacred space, or yoni, through intention and attention. Taking time for ourselves and creating a sacred awareness of our inner world is deeply nourishing. This practice invites the awakening of a fresh, centered presence and to release, in our own time, what no longer serves.
The History of Jade Egg Practice
Jade eggs were historically reserved for the royal Queen and the consorts of the emperor of China and were credited with extending the lives and the enduring beauty of these women. In the Taoist philosophical and spiritual traditions, jade eggs have been used to stimulate and generate the life force in women by strengthening the pelvic floor and the walls of the vagina. Women were revered in their power during these times, and were encouraged to take exquisite care of their bodies as temples. The jade egg practice was said to be a vital part of maintaining strength, presence and balance within themselves as important members of the royal family. As we cultivate a practice with our jade egg, we are transforming our way of being with the world. The details of the history of the jade egg practice are mysterious and not well known at this time. However, more knowledge is coming to light, and in many ways, the practice is something one experiences and feels the benefits of on her own.
The Jade Egg Experience
Jade eggs are semi-precious stones carved into egg shapes and polished to a glossy shine. These eggs are invited into the yoni (vagina) and worn there throughout the day or night, for as long as is comfortable. The jade stone has many beneficial properties, and is known to be a heart opening, detoxifying, and grounding stone that is very nourishing for the total well being, physically and energetically. It is recommended that jade is practiced with first, as this stone is a marvelous clearing stone that helps one release old emotions, energies, and heal any trauma or toxicity that our sacred space has endured over time. Physically, holding or “wearing” the stone for any period of time strengthens and reconnects a woman to her body; her sacred feminine essence; her creative center. Maintaining a relationship with this deep, soft place in ourselves is very healing and empowering, and spreads a juicy, vibrant energy throughout every area of our lives.
Beginning the Jade Egg Practice
Once you receive your jade egg, boil the stone in water for ten minutes,(unless you are using a rose quartz or amethyst egg, which are more fragile, simply pour just-boiled water over them in a cup and let sit ten minutes.) You only need to do this once. Please DO NOT USE SOAP on your yoni egg. It is then nice to simply “introduce” yourself to this new and very intimate ally you now have in your life. Feel free to wear the stone in your pocket, a soft bra, or sleep with her under your pillow for a night or two.
When you are ready, begin with intention, breathing and connecting to your sacred body and the vision for the jade egg practice that you hold for yourself. Once you are grounded and ready to receive, begin the practice by laying comfortably, knees up, feet on the floor, and learning to sync or breath with the opening and closing of our yonis. Gently, open or “yawn” with the yoni, with your inhale. Close your or “sip” with your yoni and pull in with your exhale, guiding the egg in with a little help as needed until she in inside comfortably. This is called “sip and yawn” and takes time to learn, so be patient with yourself as you reconnect to the natural expansion and contraction of your sacred space.
You may begin by only wearing your jade egg for a few minutes a day, slowly building up more ability to wear it for longer periods of time. As our yonis learn how to hold the egg, we can also incorporate different gentle exercises, strengthening our inner walls and muscles, rejuvenating and “waking up” a somewhat ignored energy center of our bodies. Jade eggs can be worn while doing household tasks, sleeping (remember to write down your dreams!), doing yoga, dancing, in the shower, meditating, and more! The possibilities are endless.
Jade Egg Exercises for Radiant Wellness
Our bodies are such beautiful, potent landscapes for healing and vitality. Unfortunately, over time, women have lost access to word of mouth wisdom, passed down from generation to generation, as to how to unlock these many keys we hold inside of ourselves. Now, thank goodness, much of these sacred self-care secrets are becoming much more well known and practiced again globally. The jade egg practice, as you will or may already be learning, is one of these ancient arts of self-care and holistic wellness.
Many are aware that there are “ley lines”, meridians, or energetic grids all over our bodies, connecting one part to the other. This is part of why massage, healing touch and bodywork is so important for health. Each body part connects to another and so something like acupressure or massage stimulates our vital organs to respond and give us a boost when needed. An example that one can look up to understand this concept more fully, is foot reflexology massage. If we map out the bottoms of our feet, we can correlate each area of the foot to a major organ inside the body and see that massaging the lower part of our foot arches stimulates, say, the intestines.
Our inner and outer yoni (vagina) landscape works the same way! Our vaginal walls are connected and stimulate the health or our lungs, our spleen, heart, liver, etcetera. When we are practicing with our jade egg or yoni egg, we are literally massaging and exercising these meridians with energy keeping, powerful crystals. Whether we wear our yoni egg for a long period of time, a short amount of time, or overnight, we are offering our bodies regeneration and massage on all of these important points, almost effortlessly.
These power spots are meridian points, stimulating the vital organs as explained above. So not only are you rejuvenating the tissues, muscles and health of your beautiful healthy yoni, but you are also offering “chi” or energy to your organs and overall health & wellbeing.
Benefits of the Jade Egg Practice
~ Healing past emotions
~ Increased libido & juiciness
~ Stronger vaginal muscles & control
~ Preventing & reversing prolapse
~ Preventing & reversing incontinence
~ Radiant sense of self & sacred feminine
~ Deeper connection to creative life force
~ Heightened intuition
~ Greater sexual satisfaction
~ Eases menopause & post menopausal discomforts & imbalances
~ Overall more grounded, centered presence
It is often shared by women that practice with the jade egg, that there is an energetic layer (or multiple layers) at some point once a practice is established – where the old emotions trapped in the body from past relationships, traumas, memories, etc. are released. This clears the way to for more room in our creative center, for new things that we do want in our lives! This is different for each woman, at her own pace, and can look very different for anyone.
Yoni is a Sanskrit word deriving from India that has several beautiful translations, “sacred space”, “entry way into the universe” and “home” being a few. The term yoni is also used to symbolize the goddess Shakti, who was the consort of Shiva and the representation of the divine feminine in Hindu philosophy. The Jade Egg is more specific to the actual history and lineage of this practice, from China. Yoni eggs are not necessarily carved from pure nephrite jade, however, and may be made from a number of different crystals or stones. For most practitioners, the jade egg more clearly reflects the Taoist origins of these teachings and their intended use in promoting spiritual clarity and improved well-being. Yoni eggs of different gemstones can also be used to stimulate and nourish yoni muscles and to achieve some similar- and some very different- effects with regular use. While jade eggs may sometimes be called yoni eggs, only eggs actually made of jade can truly be referred to as jade eggs. It is also important to note that beginning your practice with a jade egg, and then moving on to other gemstone yoni eggs when you feel ready, is highly recommended.
Expanding Your Practice
I carry 3 types of yoni eggs for you to choose from:
Nephrite jade eggs are considered to be the superior yoni eggs for beginners and offer a powerful journey for women of all experience levels and ages. Other types of yoni eggs, however, offer a limitless range of spiritual and physical benefits. Once you have established a jade egg practice, there are many other gemstone yoni eggs to explore, some being:
Rose quartz yoni eggs are associated with the heart chakra and are believed to invoke love, self-esteem, healing and stress relief. This gemstone holds a vibration of compassion and promotes heart-centered awareness.
Black obidian yoni eggs have a strong connection to the root chakra. This stone is powerful for working with our shadow or repressed feelings and energies. The powerful absorption abilities of black obsidian make it an excellent choice for women with traumas and unpleasant experiences in their past; healing the shadow. Known to be a deep and intense experience.
Other types of yoni eggs offer their own unique benefits and support the energies of various chakras and key points within the body. For most women, however, nephrite jade eggs offer the greatest degree of support in the beginning of their practice for clearing and overall well-being with gentle regular use. It is wise to clear from us what we wish to let go of, and then invite more of what we do want in with the energy of other specific gemstone yoni eggs.
See you August 22 here in Kingston, Ontario for an introductory workshop!
(article shared from Elephant Journal)
I wish you an abundant summer filled with much love, passion and adventure. As always I am here to support you in this life journey – and welcome your feedback.