In ancient times women had temples, to heal, to learn, to weave their magic. Thetemples were safe places for knowledge transference, womb stories, and the sharing of the mystic mysteries of women and their genitals.
Over time, these practices have disappeared and nowadays the only time women (if ever they do) speak of such parts is in reference to medical issues or jokingly after a few drinks, and sometimes only with their partners. The majority of women have never looked at themselves or know their own anatomy very well at all.
So, you can imagine, suggesting a woman map her yoni can be met with raised eyebrows.
Let’s get some technical words out of the way before we continue.
What is a Yoni?
Yoni is a Sanskrit word meaning the vulva especially as a symbol of divine procreative energy conventionally represented by a circular stone- and encompasses the whole female genital area and the reproductive organs.
Where is the Vulva?
The Vulva is the correct anatomical term for the outside of the female genitals, the parts that can be seen externally. Other names that are commonly used include Vagina which is the anatomical name for the vaginal canal, and pussy. What do you call yours?
What is mapped?
When an area is first mapped, often we are curious about the terrain, where are the wet areas (are they flowing or dammed), the hills, the foliage, the entrances and exits to hidden valleys or cliffs.
In the context of Yoni’s and Vulvas the intention is very similar, which is to discover the terrain, where are the anatomical positions and connections, what is felt, held or numb. What happens in the area during arousal? Mapping involves bringing knowledge and consciousness to the area.
Imagine the first explorers of a land, wondering what they had found, how would they describe and transcribe what they saw trying to make sense of it, take down the details of the current terrain, atmosphere and their noticings of how to access the area with safety. Part of their role was keep a record in order to make continued journeys easier, more fun and enjoyable.
Often the first Yoni Mapping is the same; the details of the terrain have often been overlooked and misunderstood. When yours is being mapped you are in charge of the journey, discovering your terrain at the finest level. An area is held with the hands or finger tips and presence, awareness, curiosity is brought to the area, we notice what is happening or not happening and take our journey with the body leading the way, being heard, safe and healing on its own terms.
I did my first massage training in my early ‘20s (a few years ago now), I was working as an energetic healer, psychic, meditation teacher and thought bodywork will a be great addition to my skills. I discovered I love bodies, they communicate with me, tell me where to put my hands, how different parts are related and how they can be healed.
When I had my first Yoni Mapping I was very nervous and the session was so profound for me in many ways:
- I felt I had been ripped off as a massage therapist that – ‘ooooh genitals, you can’t go there, that’s wrong’, when the truth is they are another part of our body, full of muscles like my shoulders, but are perceived as wrong. This took some time for me to integrate and – yes – we are being ripped off.
- I experienced my sexual energy, my arousal as mine, not anybody else’s. Not because of someone else. It was mine and I could choose to share it if I wanted.
- I learned I could trust my body and its wisdom and begin the journey of healing confusion around arousal, sexuality, and my body.
- I learned my scar tissue from stitches in birth could heal and disappear and I did not need to be limited in sexual positions any more.
Yoni Mapping practitioners like myself have done extensive training, so this sacred work can again be part of the norm and not outcast.
Who has seen your genitals?
I can see you thinking, “What? Only my Doctor and my lovers have seen my genitals (and maybe my beautician)”. This is so common – that we only know our genitals for a medical procedure or sexually. We don’t (unless we have done some work) have a context of a sacred healing space. This is what makes Yoni Mapping different – it is the sacred space it takes place in.
Here are the top 10 reasons to have your Yoni mapped:
- You know your own anatomy
When we claim our own turf, know our anatomy, it is easier to be aware of boundaries: Where do I start and end? What do I look like? What does it feel like? How do I work? When someone takes us through our own anatomy, several light bulbs go off in relation to connection, understanding, and how things may have not gone to plan in the past.
- Improve pelvic health and continence (no leaking)
The anatomy of our pelvis, pelvic floor and genitals include muscles and bundles of nerves that usually need softening and relaxing. Yoni mapping assists with repositioning the bladder and the uterus as they are able to relax and enhances increased blood flow for efficiency, making dramatic improvements to prolapse and incontinence. Sometimes even making them a thing of the past.
- Release tight muscles
Imagine your shoulders having never been touched, stretched or massaged for how many years… how much tension do you consider might be in there?
When we hold the parts of the Yoni we are essentially releasing these tight, usually very tight muscles, this results in a change of positioning. Try this: notice where your shoulders are now, how they feel then bring them as close to your ears as possible squeeze take a breath and let them go to the position they want to now, did it change? Did they soften, relax and possibly even move further away from your ears? The same happens when we release the tight muscles of the pelvis, pelvic floor and genitals.
- Increase blood flow – remove toxins
When we go for a massage, put pressure on part of our bodies, it increases blood flow, the old blood and toxins are removed and new fresh oxygenated blood is able to enter, bringing more freedom of movement in that part.
- Increase in sensation
Going back to your shoulders, when they are tight, stiff, lack of movement and flexibility, congested, usually you feel stressed, maybe even a little cranky. If you have ever been to see someone for your shoulder relief, you know that once the tension is gone (it may take more than a couple of visits) the level of sensation, movement, flexibility, relief, not to mention happier mood, is joyous. Not only to you, but those around you (they may never tell you that). Our pelvic region is just the same, imagine having freedom, improved sensation and movement in this area, what would that add to your life? Would it bring more orgasmicness?
- Bring consciousness
Being present with our genitals it is a foreign concept isn’t it? Sometimes we wonder why our brain disappears in attraction, arousal and when we really need it during intimate moments (mine as well). With the mapping of the Yoni and pelvic region we are bringing presence and consciousness to this area, connecting our brains and genitals in order to begin the route of congruency and authenticity. Imagine having access to the wisdom of your yoni in real time, now time.
- Healing of trauma
The majority of us have had some trauma in our lives, these are stored in the cells of our bodies, when there is a sacred space held we can heal and integrate these traumas or memories and we can move into safety and pleasure.
- Healing of scar tissue
If we have had surgeries, episiotomies, birth trauma, there is scar tissue and when left unattended the skin may not have the flexibility, the blood flow, the sensation it once had. This leads to pain or uncomfortability persistently or in certain positions. It is possible during a Yoni mapping for the scar tissue to be healed and released at the minimum to add flexibility and softening of the tissue to aid in pain removal.
- New neurological pathways
As the parts of the pelvis and genitals are being held, having consciousness added, the brain is also creating new neurological pathways so it knows its way back, these are becoming your new ways of being. New neurological pathways for sensation, healing, pleasure, creativity, connection, wisdom and boundaries! Imagine your brain and neurological pathways creating habits for your sensation and pleasure, for your growth – this is what happens. Imagine how connected you would feel and be in your body, life and living.
- Connection and Love
Yoni mapping develops our connection with ourselves and love of us and our genitals. This acts as a ripple effect and everyone we encounter our love and connection becomes easier.
Yoni mapping has changed my life and those of my clients. I invite you to find a practitioner that resonates with you, go beyond the nervousness and the strange taboos and if for no other reason than your pelvic health.
To enquire about Yoni Mapping with Myola simply click the link https://myolawoodsprivatediscussion.as.me/sacredconversation
Award winning Myola Woods, is an Author, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sex Educator, International Intimacy & Relationship Coach.
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