How to Select a Yoni Egg
Yoni eggs come in a spectrum of sizes, and it is important to choose one that you feel most called to work with. Typically, large eggs run in the range of about 50mmx40mm, medium yoni eggs measure around 40mmx30mm, and smalls are about 30mmx20mm. I recommend looking at several yoni eggs to see which one speaks to you the most.
When choosing your first yoni egg you want to start with a large or medium size. This will help you to be able to feel the egg and learn how to work with your different muscle groups. Larger sizes are also easier to retain until you have had more practice. As you advance in your practice, you may want to move down in size. However, it is good to continue to work with various sizes and weights as they are each beneficial. Larger sizes are good for building muscle strength, and smaller sizes are good for gaining dexterity. If you are new to strengthening your yoni muscles I would recommend starting with a large size, however, if you regularly practice vaginal exercises you may be comfortable starting with a medium.
Yoni eggs can be drilled or undrilled, and this is really a personal preference. Some women are more comfortable knowing that there is a string attached to the egg so that they can easily retrieve it. However, it is best not to use a string for removal. Rather, you want to learn to trust your body and use your own muscles to move the egg up and down and to remove it. Another common fear is that your yoni egg will get stuck, and this can also be a reason why women choose a drilled egg. However, your yoni egg cannot get stuck. It may take a while for you to remove it on your own, this is absolutely normal. Just relax your body and trust in your process, it will come out! An easy way to remove the egg is to squat and push your muscles downward; you can also use your finger to help guide it out. When you are first starting out, also keep in mind that a good sneeze can push it right on out as well!
Remember, the yoni egg is much more than a tool, it is a sacred instrument that you learn to work with over time in order to create your very own masterpiece. Eventually, you will become more and more comfortable in this relationship and start to develop and deepen your art.
If used properly, drilled eggs can add more dimension to your practice. You can use the string to add resistance by tugging on it slightly while engaging your vaginal muscles or by tying on a small weight. Some women like to practice the art of vaginal weightlifting, however, I do not recommend this practice for beginners. This is a more advanced practice that is focused primarily on physical benefits and can be too extreme. When you are first starting out, your primary focus should be on developing a deep relationship with your yoni, and awakening the Goddess within.
One of the most important things to remember when practicing yoni egg exercises is to relax your muscles for an equal amount of time as you spend contracting them. You do NOT want to focus on being super tight, this is a common misconception. A really great practice for beginners is to inhale deeply and contract your muscles, hold for a few seconds, then exhale and relax your muscles. Try to focus on the subtle energy changes within your yoni when you do this. Notice how your muscles feel when you relax them. With this practice you are bringing oxygen and blood flow to your yoni, developing nerve connections, and creating muscle memory that will cultivate a more orgasmic you!
As far as which crystal to choose it is also important to select one that you feel most called to work with. Often it is the crystal that will choose the person! All of the listings that I feature provide a brief description of some of the properties associated with each crystal. It is also important to keep track of how each crystal works with you in particular. Keeping a yoni egg journal is especially helpful in building your own crystal reference guide. Not all people believe in the metaphysical properties of crystals, and that's fine, everybody has their own process. The crystal itself is not going to be what brings you healing; what you gain from this experience will be a result of the work you put into your practice. However, I was taught that every rock, every plant, every drop of water has a spirit, and I truly believe that. These spirits are our teachers, they are not here to fix our problems for us but to empower us with the great wisdom of mother earth.
I am here to offer you one on one support at any time throughout your journey. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments, I am always happy to share with you!
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Bellow is a list of titles that can help you to dive even further into your yoni egg practice and journey of self-discovery!
Toa Tantric Arts for Women: Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit by Minke de Vos
Blood, Bread, and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World by Judy Grahn
Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet
Womb Wisdom: Awakening the Creative and Forgotten Powers of the Feminine
by Padma and Anaiya Aon Prakasha
Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Soul
by Queen Afua
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christian Northrup, M.D.