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3 Potent Practices to Blossom with Spring

As we welcome spring into our homes, our gardens, and our wardrobe, we can also invite spring into our Being.

Spring is a time of clearing out the old to make space for the new. It’s a fluttery, flirty energy that feels like a blossoming, open to embrace the increase in sunlight. In the sacred cycle of the Archetypal Feminine, spring time can be linked to the Virgin/Maiden energy. The Maiden is the lightness of heart and body that emerges after a heavy, dark winter of blood/moon time. The Maiden represents new beginnings and a purity of heart, womb and spirit. She portrays the innocence of childhood, where the soul’s dreams, magic and make believe, are alive. The Maiden Goddess appears when a woman is pursuing her own desires and ideas for herself. The Maiden puts herself first, she does what she wants, when she wants to do it.

Here are 3 potent and fun practices to Awaken your Spring Goddess:

 

  1. SHAKE LA BOOBIES!

This practice focuses on releasing tension, stored memories and trauma, from the heart chakra (Anahata). There is an ancient Egyptian myth, “When you transition from this life, your heart is weighed against that of a feather.” It often makes me wonder, “How light must my heart be to weigh less than a feather? How many lifetimes of hurt, pain and sadness am I holding in my heart?” and “How light is love to weight less than a feather?!”

This home-play is a perfect way to find spring lightness in your heart.

 

  • Put on your favorite tunes, lock your door and turn off your devices
  • Drop your shoulders and open your heart
  • Bring your hands to prayer in front of your heart center and take 3 deep, long, juicy breaths. With each open-mouth exhale, allow authentic sound to escape your tongue.
  • Set an intention to dust off the old cobwebs of your heart; perhaps there is a particular person, moment, or emotion you are ready to release.
  • Close your eyes and begin with a gentle bounce, inviting yourself to surrender to your wild inhibitions – play with the unlimited ways to jiggle, shimmy, shake, rattle and roll your beautiful breasts. If they are sore or tender, slow down and keep breathing.
  • Keep laughter on your tongue while inviting lightness in your heart.
  • Keep la’ boobies bouncing for 5 minutes, allowing the sweet sweat to drip like nectar.
  • Bring your hands to your heart – notice any sensations, notice any feelings, notice any memories arising.
  • Take 3 delicious inhales, and exhale ‘Ahhhhh’
  • Journal your experience.
  • For a deeper integration, leave space for a full breast massage. Check out some how to tips here.

 

2. WOMB CLEARING

This Womb Clearing  exercise helps to release stagnant energies in the womb. As woman, we are intrinsically open and receptive. We take on various energies constantly, without consent or consciousness. Mostly, we carry energies from past and present lovers, for up to 7 years.  We also absorb energy from family, community, friends, co-workers, etc. It’s imperative we ‘clean house’ often and reclaim our womb, our source of power, as our own.

This is an extremely powerful and effective practice – give yourself space and time to drop in fully. You will find that you may wish to do this few times, as deeper layers arise and certain characters need to be cut numerous times before the energy is actually released.

 

  • Be sure you are alone and uninterrupted – – turn off your cell phone and lock the door.
  • Lay comfortably on the floor with soles of the feet together and knees spread like a butterfly. You may wish to add a pillow or rolled blanket under your outer thighs for extra support.
  • Close your eyes and place your hands over your womb in an inverted triangle, thumbs and first fingers together.
  • Breathe down into her – listen for her pulse, her voice; feel for her warmth and tender softness.
  • Settle into a quiet space, let go of the day, the to-do list, what’s for dinner, what your last conversation was, etc
  • Take 3 deep, long juicy inhales and exhales. With each exhale, open your mouth and feel your body surrender to the earth/surface beneath you.
  • Invite yourself to journey back in time and invite one person, place, memory, or moment to come forth into your inner vision.
  • As an image appears, see all the places where energetic cords are connected and intertwined – the heart, womb, solar plexus, third eye.
  • Focus clearly on one cord at a time; feel it’s connection to you and all the sensations or memories that arise.
  • Take a big inhale and on a 3 part exhale, imagine cutting the cords with 3 ‘HA, HA, HA.’
  • Feel. Breathe. Notice.
  • Thank each connection for all the lessons and ways that they have served your evolution.
  • The trick and the truth is the connection will dissolve only when you find forgiveness and peace with it. When you can find gratitude, it will no longer have power over you.
  • Continue for 20-30 minutes or for as long as it takes to clear the memories or emotional charge.
  • Journal your experience.

 

3. COMMITMENT BALANCE

This is one of my favorite journal exercises that I do almost every moon. It allows us to see visually, where we are focusing our precious energy. We have the most amazing gift of unlimited potential, and the more we focus on the things that are of service to us, the more energy we have for creativity, play, love and connection.

I find that so often I say “yes” to commitments out of fear, boredom, lack of clarity, lack of direction, or just trying to please everyone. The Maiden energy is clear on what she wants, and unapologetic in her approach (think about your teenager self!)

This practice is an invitation to let your ‘No’ serve your “YES”.

 

  • Find a cozy, quiet and uninterrupted space where you can drop in.
  • Take out your journal and favorite writing utensil.
  • On the top of the first page write, ‘All the things I’m committed to.’
  • Give yourself some time to free write all the things that you are regularly committed to – this includes relationships, family, work, community, exercise and education classes, etc. Write down all your roles.
  • Now flip the page and at the top of this page write, ‘All the things I wish to commit to.’
  • Again, allow yourself to free write – this includes all creative projects, connections, travel, certifications, hobbies, various classes. Write down all your goals.
  • Now, go back to the first page, evaluate your priorities and begin crossing things off the list that you are willing to release in order to make space for your soul’s passions.
  • Remember, in order to add any new commitments, whether it be creative venues or that relationship you’re calling in, you must make space!
  • Clean out the closet of your commitments and begin anew.

 

Have Fun, be Silly – Keep it Light!!

In gratitude,  

Alila Grace, founder of Mahina Menstrual Cup

 

5 Radiant Femme-Boss Hacks to Uplevel your Game

When we step into ‘boss mode’ we often step into our masculine. We make to-do lists, schedules, non-negotiables and get hyper-focused on the bottom line. Having the ability to integrate our masculine is an invaluable tool that really anchors stuff getting done, and effectively. However, when we are too busy pushing and grinding, we can forget to open to unknown variables and flow with spontaneity.

When we are driving hard and fast in our masculine, we often finish the day exhausted, depleted and drained. The masculine essence is very penetrating, using his strong will and determination as the motivating driving force. The feminine essence is receptive, open to emotions expressing and plans shifting. She is tuned in and turned on to life. She uses her 6th sense to be in the right place at the right time, thus being more efficient and effective with her time and energy.  

By adding your soft, sweet and sexy feminine into your day you’ll be amazed at how much you can get done while actually enjoying yourself!

See if you can notice the difference when you are operating from your masculine essence versus your feminine essence. Make it a fun experiment to find that sweet spot where you can remain receptive and effective.

Here are 5 femme-boss hacks to spice up your day.

 

  1. ‘To feel’ list rather than ‘to do’ list

Rather than beginning your day with your ‘to-do’ list, get your day jamming with your ‘to-feel’ list. Write out 3-5 desired feelings for the day. How you wish to feel is usually at the core of what you wish to achieve. Instead of landing an account, how will that account make you feel when it lands? Instead of prepping dinner before your kids get hangry, how will it feel to have a beautiful nourishing spread waiting for your hungry family? By focusing on your feels, you will set your day in motion for success!

We don’t have control over our external environment, however we do have control over our emotional body and reactions. By focusing on our feelings, and creating a list that aligns with them, we set a day in motion for success and magic!

 

  1. Prioritize Pleasure

Yes mama, I know you have SO much to do, and trust me, I get it! However, hear me out. I know from experience that if I am juiced up, have endorphins flowing, feeling beautiful and freshly orgasmed then my work is 3x’s more effective, creative and focused!

When we prioritize pleasure we amp up productivity! It can be a difficult switch to make when we already feel like we don’t have any extra hours in the day to give to anything, let alone pleasure. Pleasure may often feel like a luxury that only comes on the weekends or special occasions. Trust me , when you prioritize pleasure or add it into your to do/feel list you will get more done in less time. Try it out!

After a juicy night of love making, the next day my house is clean, things are baking all day, meals are made on time, work is flowing and I am more playful and engaged with my daughter. Did I suddenly find a time hack?! YES, play and pleasure!  

 

  1. Wear clothes that allow your belly to breath

This is an important and often overlooked one.

Ever heard the saying, “dress for success?”

In order to align with our divine feminine, our belly needs space to breath. Our belly is the foundation of our feminine essence and carries all the wisdom of the ages. In order to tap into her fully, we need to allow space for her to breathfully. Imagine the difference you feel when you wear tight yoga pants vs a long flowy dress. Our feelings and energy can often directly correlate to our outfit and how comfortable we feel both physically and emotionally.

Even when I have a home work-day I love to put on my fav dress, dangly earrings and gold glitter because I choose to feel good and look beautiful – for me.

Try wearing clothes that allow your belly space to express herself and take little breaks throughout the day to take some deep belly breaths.

 

  1. Hydrate with Blessed Water

The divine feminine is water, flowing and embracing. She can be soft and gentle or wild and rapid. Water is receptive to intentions infused into it. This is proven science;Dr. Emoto showed how human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Take a moment and bless your bottle of water. Speak your intentions for the day, your goals and/or your to-feel list, into your water and witness how your day mirrors these back to you.

Our bodies are about 60% water and are constantly shifting at a molecular level with the words we speak. Staying hydrated is number 1 for staying on your game no matter what your role is. Blessing your water is a sure way to get the results you want while embodying your Divine Feminine.

 

  1. Make everything an altar

The feminine loves to beautify everything she touches. She places flowers on her desk, arranges meals in aesthetically pleasing ways, places crystals in her water and pulls tarot cards to start her day. Whatever your day brings, make it your job to make it more beautiful than you found it. Entering and working in a clean and beautiful space is invigorating and inspiring. When we see beautiful, we feel more beautiful. Take an extra moment in your day to make your desk, or your kitchen, or your car an altar. By adding that sacred feel, we are actually letting the universe know we understand it’s bigger than us. We are allowing and inviting the universal forces of creation to weave through our day. When we make everything sacred, it’s amazing how much it divinely aligns naturally and effortlessly for us.

Get it gurl!

Comment below and let us know how you love to up level your game!

xx, Alila Grace Founder Mahina Menstrual Cup 

Protect your Assets, Magnetize your Magic and Strengthen your Energy Field with Kundalini Yoga

Are you constantly trying to protect your energy and ward off danger?

Are you wary of things being ‘too good’?

 

I know you’ve been hurt before. It makes total sense that you have built protective mechanisms to feel safe in the world. I understand why you are constantly smudging your space and clearing your belly.

 

The thing is, if we constantly continue to give our attention to clearing and processing we will continue to magnetize more and more to continue processing and protecting. My friend Matt Kahn lovingly calls this the ‘Cosmic Janitor’ – it’s time to put the broom and smudge stick down, we no longer need to sweep the karmic basement.

 

As the feminine, it is our nature to want to open, to surrender and to allow. When we build walls around ourselves, we begin to close off to the magic. We stop talking to strangers and allowing people in. We may find ourselves  in a constant state of judgement or spells of protection.

 

In a universe of ‘all is energy’ how do we find the balance between completely trusting the flow and also holding practical discernment?

 

Imagine this: the world is our external mirror, reflecting back to you what you  put out. So every time we drop a token of love into the collective, another reason to love returns. Every time we judge, criticize, or dramatize, the universe will continue to feed that story. This means we get to choose what we desire to have reflected back to us.

 

If you look into the mirror and smile you will receive a smile.

If you look in the mirror and frown you will receive a frown .

This is a micro-cosmic lens of the macro-cosmic reality.

 

Ok, stay with me.

 

Obviously we don’t have complete control over our external circumstances and how other people around us behave. However, we do have control of our emotions and our thoughts. We have control over how we wish to perceive our external environment.

 

We have control over our sensing of danger lurking or magic awaiting.

 

Here’s the secret, if we spend consistent quality time strengthening our energetic body, refining our mind and focusing on the good, then we can spend less energy on protection and discernment. With a strong auric field, which you can think of as  an extended energetic outline of your physical body, danger won’t even be attracted to you. . When we take the time to fill ourselves with love and light, that is exactly what we will magnetize. So we can spend more time celebrating and less time processing – hallelujah!

A refined human has an aura that can extend up to nine feet. A strong aura automatically uplifts and improves mood, as well as the whole body system. It is a subtle space that interweaves us with the universe and allows us to attract opportunities, vitality and wealth.

 

Our aura provides natural protection against disease and a negative environment. When the aura is weak, there is a sense of vulnerability to everything around us, like germs, attitudes, and emotions. When our aura is defragmented we feel shrunken, confused and dim.  

 

“The aura changes. You are ten trillion cells. They change every seventy-two hours.  A person can lie, but the aura doesn’t lie. You can very rhythmically read it; it will tell you everything. We want to grow in our strength, right? That’s the purpose of life: to be vital, to grow, so we can face every day, every person, every relationship, everything with excellence.”

-Yogi Bhajan

 

Let’s experiment. Here  is an invitation to spend the next 40 days taking 5-10 minutes daily  to strengthen and light-infuse your auric field. Do this at the beginning of the day to set the tone and intention of the day. Journal your progress and report back.

We want to know how it feels when you can open and trust more.

We are eager to hear how the magic flows into your experience as you focus more of your energy on strengthening from the inside out rather than protecting from the outside in.

 

Here are 3 easy and potent Kundalini Yoga practices or Kriya for Strengthening the Aura.

This kriya can be found in Sadhana Guidelines manual available at The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings.

 

Sat Nam,

Alila Rose Grace, Founder of Mahina Menstrual Cup 

 

  1. Stand up and bend forward so the palms are on the ground and the body forms a triangle. Raise the right leg up with the knee straight. 
Exhale and bend the arms and bring the head toward the ground. 
Inhale and raise up to the original triangle pose. 
Continue this triangle push-up for 1 minute. Switch legs and continue for 1 minute.

  1. Sit in easy pose. Extend the left hand forward as if grasping a pole so the palm faces to the right. 
Cross the right hand beneath the left, palm down. 
Drop the thumb so the palm faces the right. Grasp the left hand (put the right fingers over the left hand). 
Inhale and raise the arms to 60 °. 
Exhale and bring the arms down to shoulder level. 
Keep the elbows straight. Breathe deeply for 2 to 3 minutes. Then inhale and stretch the arms up. Relax.

 

  1. Bring the arms in front of you with the hands at the level of the face, palms facing each other about 6 inches apart. As you inhale, swing the arms down and back. 
Exhale and bring them forward to the original position. 
Continue for 3 minutes with deep rhythmic breaths.

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A Holistic Guide To Heal Yoni Yeast

Yoni (Sanskrit — योनि ): womb; sacred space; vagina.

Your yoni is an intricate, dynamic system – a galactic universe. She has her own pH, microbiome, ecosystem, delicate hormonal dance and built-in security to assist in maintaining a healthy equilibrium. Your yoni naturally wants to be in balance, and will clearly let you know when something/someone is throwing her out of whack.  She has a voice and speaks to us in symptoms. The more out of balance one becomes, the ‘louder’ the symptoms will get until they are unavoidable. If we learn to listen to her gentle guidance, we become a magnet for living a joyful, sensual, creative and abundant life! Signs she’s not happy – UTI, yeast infection, rash, smell, PMS, cysts, and the list goes on.

One of the most important holistic self-care tools is deep listening. Allowing space, stillness and introspection: journaling, meditating, massaging, and seeking guidance from your yoni. It may seem woo-woo, or so easy it couldn’t possibly work. My promise is the more you love and devote to your yoni, the more your yoni will be the juicy, self-cleansing, orgasmic powerhouse that you desire!

Make sex sacred! Every person that has entered your yoni will energetically leave an imprint for up to 7 years! Not only that, if your partner is carrying any yeast or imbalances of their own, it can throw off the pH of your yoni. Yes, that means the diet and lifestyle of your loved ones also greatly affects you. Sex can be conscious, loving, with full consent, holy and divinely delicious. It should never be forced, out of guilt, a drunken blur, disrespectful, pushy or with any thoughts of ‘I know I shouldn’t.’  

Your yoni is your temple, treat her as such!

Emphasize whole foods and hydration. There is an amazing link between our mouth and our yoni, both physically and vibrationally. If your gut flora is overly acidic, this will greatly affect your yoni flora. If you’re healing from a more stubborn yeast/candida infection it’s best to avoid all sugar, alcohol and inflammatory foods. Incorporate nutrient rich greens, spirulina/chlorella and turmeric. Remember, holistic means the whole body working together, not just treating one symptom in one area of the body.

 

HERBAL PROTOCOL FOR DITCHING THE ITCH:

  1. Peel a garlic clove and insert directly into the yoni 3 nights in a row (you will most likely have garlic breath – remember the yoni and mouth connection!). Garlic is nature’s antibiotic and will work with you to fight off the yeast overgrowth.

 

  1. Place a few drops of oregano oil (make sure you use a high quality oil) into purified or fresh spring water and drink every couple hours. Oregano oil is astringent and drying with anti-microbial properties; it will soak up an internal damp condition and help clear yeast in your gut.

 

  1. Peel an organic cucumber and insert vaginally for relief. Cucumbers are cooling, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and will pull out heat.  You can use the cucumber as much as desired, however at least 2-3 times a week is most beneficial.

 

  1. Insert organic coconut oil directly into the yoni after solidifying in the fridge. Be sure to put a towel under you to keep your sheets from getting oily. This is great to nourish and help re-lubricate the yoni after the 3 nights of garlic. The cooling benefit of the coconut oil will also offer soothing relief. Coconut oil is also an antimicrobial and anti-fungal powerhouse. You can add a little turmeric powder to help draw the yeast out. A light yoni massage will help the oil absorb plus offer some healing touch. You can also use sesame oil or olive oil.

 

  1. Take a good oral probiotic. See what’s at your local natural food store. It’s best to take one with different strains. I love Garden of Life, and they have a few different options. You can also insert the probiotic vaginally overnight after the garlic treatment. If you chose this method, be sure to get one that is not encapsulated.

 

As with anything, ask your body, and never do anything that doesn’t feel right or forceful. If your condition worsens or doesn’t get better please reach out to us for a private specialized consultation or visit your holistic health care provider.

 

Leave a comment below, what has or hasn’t worked for you?  

Breathe deep, you got this!

I’m here for you,

xx Alila Grace, Founder Mahina Cup 

 

8 Ways To Prevent A Leaky Menstrual Cup

Our goal is for you to have an epic experience with Mahina Menstrual Cup. We desire for you to have confidence to do all that you love, even during your period. We know what it’s like to feel frantic about stains and leaks. We also know what it’s like to wear Mahina Cup properly and period like a bad-ass ninja!

 

So here is the 8 most common reasons for a leaky menstrual cup and how to fix it.

1.Correct Cup Size

Mahina Menstrual Cup comes in 3 sizes. Our New Moon, size 0, is best for your first 10 years of bleeding (teens to mid-20s), light to medium flow and if you’re a virgin. Our Full Moon, size 1, is great for a sexually active sister who has a medium flow, has not given birth or has done vaginal toning exercises post childbirth. If you are having trouble with a small size getting the proper suction, thus leaking, it may mean that you need to go up a size. All Mahina Menstrual Cups have a soft, luxury silicone that will all offer you the same superior comfort once inside. Our Super Moon, size 2,  is best for a heavy bleeder or mama who has given birth vaginally. Journey here for a detailed size guide

 

2. Rotate after Insertion

This is the key to getting the confident protection we all seek and enjoy. After inserting your Mahina Menstrual Cup, with your thumb and first finger at the base of your cup gently twist downward. This will allow Mahina Cup to suction into your vaginal canal. You may also want to trace the rim of your cup with your first finger to be sure it opened fully. By taking the extra moment and using this 2 check guide, you will ensure your Mahina Menstrual Cup is situated snuggly in your vaginal canal, ready to do her job like a boss.

 

3. Empty Frequently

If you are having a heavy bleeding cycle and your Mahina Menstrual Cup is leaking due to an overflow, then you simply need to empty it more frequently until your blood flow lightens. After consistent use, you will notice that on certain days you can go longer, up to 12 hours, between changes and on other days it may need to be emptied every 3-4 hours.

 

4. Clean Air Holes

It’s important for the effectiveness of your Mahina Menstrual Cup that all the air holes are cleaned thoroughly. This will help your cup create the suction it needs to work optimally. Be sure to give your Mahina Cup a good rinse when emptying and check that the air holes are clear. Also, for a deep clean in-between cycles, it’s best to boil your cup for a few minutes.

 

5. Engage Pelvic Floor

If your vaginal muscles are week, it could prevent your Mahina Menstrual Cup from getting an effective suction. We recommend implementing a Jade Yoni Egg or Yoni Steam practice that will help to tighten, tone and lubricate your vaginal canal. There are other pelvic floor strengthening exercises you can do, and this is mainly relevant after vaginal childbirth.

 

6. Change When You Poo

If you are bearing down when you are pooping, you may be moving your Mahina Menstrual Cup down and out of place, or just loosening the suction. If this is happening, it may be best to change out your Mahina Cup when you go #2.

 

7. Locate your Cervix

Here’s an invitation to get to know your body more intimately. With clean hands, and your longest finger, reach up and back into the vaginal canal. Your cervix will either feel firm like the tip of your nose of soft and plush like your lips, depending on where you are in your cycle. Depending on the length and position of your cervix, you may need to alter  the way you position your Mahina Menstrual Cup. If your cervix is low, it’s important that your Mahina Cup sits below your cervix so it’s in an optimal position to catch blood flow. If your cervix is tilted, you may need to tilt your cup’s position upon insertion rather then insert it straight back.

 

8. Squat

It can be kind of awkward standing over the toilet trying to get your Mahina Menstrual Cup inserted properly. It’s best to step away from the toilet; the shower is the best place to practice. Get in a deep low squat and insert your Mahina Cup fully into your vaginal canal. When standing, it’s much harder to get your Mahina Cup all the way up and back into its optimal position. Squatting is a simple solution to ensuring your Mahina Cup is fully inside you.

 

Be Confident.
Be Bold.

I love you beautiful,

xx. Alila Grace Founder Mahina Menstrual Cup 

What’s Hiding in Your Tampons?

You deserve to know the truth, the whole truth. It’s important that we all make conscious consumer decisions to protect our bodies and our planet. I get it; it’s easy to lean into convenience and grab the easiest and cheapest thing you can for your monthly flow. So, that’s why it’s important you have all the facts to make the best decision possible. And so you don’t cheap out on your vagina, your grand central station!

 

During your period, your vaginal walls become extremely porous; this means open and vulnerable to everything going inside. The harmful chemicals laced in modern tampons travel directly to your bloodstream and affect your whole body.

 

Here’s the troublemakers to be on the lookout for:

 

1.Rayon

Rayon is a highly absorbent synthetic ingredient commonly associated with the increase of potential TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome).

 

2.Dioxin

Dioxin is the chemical result of chlorine processing. It’s associated with disrupting your hormones and can negatively affect your immune system. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “there is no safe level of exposure to dioxin.”

 

3.Chlorine

Chlorine is used in the bleaching processes and also leaves behind trace amounts of dioxins in the process.

 

4.BPA

Hormone-disrupting, BPA chemicals comes from producing plastic. It has been directly linked to cancer.

 

5.Fragrance

The umbrella term “fragrance” is not regulated or enforced to disclose all the chemicals that goes in it. Fragrance can be referred to as “chemical stew” and is very invasive to the body.

 

6.Non-Organic Cotton

Whether your tampons are organic or non-organic they will leave behind tiny micro fibers of cotton and potentially, chemicals that can lodge in the vaginal canal and cause a vast range of disruption. Genetically engineered cotton is laced with pesticides and herbicides which are harmful to the delicate body system.

 

Your rockstar alternative:

Mahina Menstrual Cup is 100% class IV health-grade silicone, sand and stone blasted together at high temperatures. That’s it. It’s completely pH neutral, non-porous, and safe for your body.

Give your vagina the best care she deserves, because you’re worth it. You will end up saving tons of cash, make a positive environmental impact and have 12 hours of freedom with zero worries of looming TSS. Win-win!

 

Cheers to a Healthier, Happier Period,

xx Alila Grace, Founder Mahina Cup

 

Period Hacks: 9 Ways to Ditch the Cramps and Liberate your Cycle

Your period can actually be a time of rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, deep internal wisdom and pleasure (yes I said PLEASURE)! You have the choice to spend your energy avoiding and resenting your period or to honor and celebrate it. The way we approach anything in life, is how it will be mirrored back to us.

Give yourself the greatest gift, enjoy your monthly flow!

1. Exercise – Get the blood and lymph moving and break a sweat! Don’t just lay in bed with your feet up taking pain pills and feeling sorry for yourself. Get your comfy pants on and get your body moving, dancing, expressing and undulating. I’m not suggesting you run a marathon, however exercise will keep your energy circulating and is the best way to alleviate cramping. Exercise also releases dopamine, the ‘feel good’ hormone.

2. Fresh Air – Take deep and long breaths in the the fresh outside air; the more nature time the better! Turn off your phone and go for a walk (barefoot if possible). Let your mind wander, find gratitude for the all the elements. Let your pace be slow and take time to smell the flowers. I also love to make nature altars out of leaves, flowers, acorns, ferns;whatever I can find.

3. Release Gravity – Go for a swim, in the ocean is the best if you have access, as it will also balance negative ions. A hot epsom salt bath with your favorite oils, candles and tunes is a perfect alternative.

4. Eat Light – This can feel somewhat counterintuitive, however it will make a huge difference in how you feel.  If you can avoid chocolate, caffeine and heavy foods (high fats and carbs) it will actually be a huge help in alleviating bloating, water retention, gas and excess bleeding. The cleaner your internal landscape is, the more easeful your shed will be.

5. Gratitude – I invite you to spend 5 minutes writing a list of ‘gratitude’ for your achy and amazing miracle of a uterus. Grab a pen and paper, set a timer and continue writing. Infusing gratitude into our life is one of the best things we can do, especially to alchemize everything back into Love.

6. Earth Belly Breathing – Go outside, find a sweet grassy or sandy spot and lay your belly on the earth. Imagine your whole body sinking into the embrace of the Mother Earth beneath you. Breath long and deep into your belly. Continue to invite your breath down, from your chest and into the center of your belly. On your inhales imagine yourself breathing in all the qualities you desire to embody: for example beauty, wisdom, grounded, powerful, radiant, creative, etc. On your exhales, release any stuck emotions or physical sensations, release any old patterns, lovers and habits. The Earth Mother is able to transmute and compost our waste into reusable, loving energy.

8. Yoni Steams – Regular Yoni Steaming can greatly affect your period. It can alter how much you bleed as well as relieve bloating, cramping, and PMS symptoms. Discover your Pain-free Period with the Ancient Art of Yoni Steaming.

9. Herbal Allies – Using plant medicine is a great way to assist in relieving painful period cramps. Ginger is my favorite herb for cramps. One study demonstrated that giving ginger capsules four times a day, starting 3 days before the period, works just as effectively as ibuprofen to treat menstrual pain. Cinnamon capsules taken 3 times a day for the first 3 days of your cycle can reduce pain, nausea and vomiting. This is also an excellent herb for heavy or excessive bleeding. Anti-spasmodic herbs are also amazing allies. These are herbs known for their ability to decrease muscle ‘spasms’ and alleviate pain. Crampbark is my go-to and is specifically known to help relieve uterine muscle spasms.

Download your complementary and detailed guide on 10 Ways to a Luxurious and Pain-free Period.

 

Enjoy your Liberation,

xx Alila Grace, Founder Mahina Menstrual Cup 

Pain-free Period with the Ancient Art of Yoni Steaming

 

Yoni or Vaginal Steaming is a practice that was regularly used by our ancestors across most cultures. Yoni steaming uses the power of herbs and vital heat to restore balance to our feminine cycles in all life stages. Sisters would gather monthly and sit over steamy herbal brews in song and prayer. Yoni steams have been revered for their almost magically successful and natural ability to heal a wide range of gynecological disturbances. UTI’s, bacterial infection, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis and retroverted uterus are all diagnoses that have been cured and expelled from implementing a regular yoni steam practice. Yoni steams are also well known for their ability to repair the vaginal canal and lift the uterus in the postpartum period, after childbirth.

Yoni steaming is like a whole body reset, comparable  to rebooting your computer. It can cleanse out your uterus and specific herbs are used as medicine to target specific intentions and alignments.

So how does the ancient art of yoni steaming affect your monthly flow?

There are generally 3 reasons you may experience a painful period.

 

  1. Low circulation
  2. Built up residue in the uterine wall
  3. Inflammation

 

Stabbing pain on your period is usually related to low blood circulation and a cold environment in the belly. Imagine putting room temperature water into a pot to boil. As it heats up, the water goes from still to bubbling. Yoni steaming has a similar effect on your circulation, the increase in warmth via the steam increases the circulation of the blood vessels and veins. When the circulation is healthy and moving, the uterus can relax and thus the pain eases and subsides. Steaming while blood is flowing is contraindicated, so it’s best to implement a routine before and after your divine flow. Another tip is to drink lots of warm tea and eat warming foods to keep the belly warm during your period.

If there are excess toxins or waste stuck to the uterine wall, the uterus can begin contracting, which is another form of cramping and pain during moontime. A yoni steam treatment will actually massage the uterine wall, loosening anything that’s hanging on. You will notice an immediate increase in mucus released followed by only healthy fertile cervical mucus. Or if there is old blood stuck to the walls, it will be released during the next period as brown/black blood and clots. The following period, with regular yoni steam treatments, will be pain free and rich in red fresh blood flow.

To assist with inflammation, you can use certain combinations of anti-inflammatory herbs that will soothe the uterus and assist in greater, long-term healing. My favorite herbal allies are yarrow, chamomile, plantain and comfrey.

Journey here to learn how to set up your own yoni steam spa and how this potent practice will change your life.  

 

Sister, you deserve a pain-free period.

We are honored to support you finding the freedom that is your birthright.

Reach out with any specific questions and for assistance creating your personal protocol.

In gratitude, Alila Rose Grace

Founder Mahina Menstrual Cup

 

Yoni Steaming – How it will Change Your Life

 

Sage. Aum. Intentions. Steam. Meditation. Serenity. Awaken.

Warm steam arises from a sweet crevasse beneath me.  It gently warms my yoni and invites her so sweetly to open. Like a rose petal, blossoming, she awakens and becomes receptive to the medicine that is entering. Sacred flowers and herbs, are meticulously picked and boiled for this ancient ritual. Time is taken from my modern-day business to drop in, to be and to breathe;pace allowed to focus all my attention on my beautiful Yoni (ancient sanskrit word for ‘sacred gateway’ or ‘vagina’).

Some go to church, yoga, or dance, while I go to my Yoni Temple every Sunday morning and pray. I have made this ceremony a part of my weekly holistic vaginal upkeep (excluding moontime). Through experience I recognize the valuable gifts it offers back to me and because it feels so good, I continue showing up for myself again and again in this way.  

“Every woman’s uterus needs attention, love & gratitude. When we are One with the womb, we are One with the Goddess.

– Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Womb Shaman

 

Boost Fertility – Yoni Steaming is widely used for increasing fertility due to its powerful ability to cleanse the uterus of any old, stuck residue. This makes for a beautiful clean ‘home’ ready for a sacred occupant.  If you are trying to conceive, it’s a powerful tool for bringing forth all dreams and creations into physical manifestation;t increases magnetism, abundance, creativity and feminine radiance.

 

Balance and Regulate Hormones – Yoni steaming is a direct path for herb and plant allies to penetrate the uterus. When boiled, the herbs release volatile oils, their unique medicine. As the warm steam opens and relaxes the outer labia, the inner labia swells and exposes herself.  The steam softens the cervix while the blood streams then carries the herbal medicine to the entire reproductive bowl.

 

Detox – Regular yoni steams stimulate and clean the lymph system, expelling toxins from the pelvic bowl. It also exfoliates the uterine lining of any residue membranes and buildup. This is really important to do especially after birth, miscarriage, abortion and hormonal birth control. Yoni steams are like a magical reset button.

Sweet Nectar – Due to the natural detoxifying effects of yoni steaming, your vaginal nectar will naturally begin to taste and smell sweeter as your body moves towards a more alkaline state. You may first experience an increase in discharge, as your uterus self-cleanses. Then the steam spa will thin excess mucus, leaving behind only vital fertile fluids.

Connect to the Cosmic Womb – Yoni Steaming, aka Bajos, v-steam and chai-yok, is an ancient practice, through many cultures, made modern. By connecting deeply into your feminine essence, your personal power source, as well as the Source of Creation, you will align to the will of the collective womb. All wombs are linked through an energetic current, or web, that is untethered by time and space. This means that as you are doing amazing healing for yourself, you are also liberating your ancestral and future generations.

Moontime Grace – After initiating a regular yoni steaming practice, your moontime will naturally become lighter and easier.. By cleansing the uterus of old blood and stagnant energy, while increasing circulation, yoni steaming aids in soothing all premenstrual symptoms, emotionally and physically. Check out Pain-free Period with the Ancient Art of Yoni Steaming for a detailed guide on how to ease symptoms.

Increases Sensitivity and Pleasure – Yoni steaming increases circulation, bringing more sensitivity and sensation to the vaginal canal. As it also tones and detoxifies, it resets the yoni to its natural state. This increases sensitivity and receptivity to touch and stimulation. Also, with regular steaming and loving attention, any pain or numbness will begin to fade, making space for more pleasure.

Self Love – Turning your attention towards yourself in a loving way is an act of self love.  You are focusing your vital mana (life-force energy) back onto yourself, for your own evolution and awakening. You are stating that you are worthy, you are deserving, and you are receptive to love and devotion. Yoni steaming is taking the time for you.

Yoni Guru – Your yoni knows best; always. This ancient practice gives you the key to tap into your innate wisdom and Divine Feminine intelligence. It invites you inside; to your intimate, sacred and powerful center. It is trusting the generations of wisdom that has been passed down from womb to womb to be here with us today.

Activates Kundalini Shakti – Yoni steaming is a deep spiritual experience. It awakens and fires up Kundalini Shakti, potent life-force energy that resides at the base of your spine. The steam sends the energy upwards and through the chakras (spirals of vital energy that contains codes for enlightenment).

It’s Changed Mine – Regular Yoni steaming rituals have changed the way I interact with my own body and the body of the world. It changed the way I eat, make love, speak to my yoni, take time for myself, and feel beautiful and worthy. It’s lightened and shortened my moontime, rid any symptoms of PMS, increased pleasure and sensuality in my yoni, and awakened me from the inside.

This is why, sister, I am passionate about sharing this potent information with you.

My vision is that it inspires you to try something new, and Remember Who You Are.

Let’s get started!

 

What you’ll need to create a Yoni Steam Spa in your own sacred space:

➵ Mahina Deep Steam Yoni Seat – Lovingly hand-made and blessed on the sacred island of Hawai’i from all natural wood and an organic beeswax stain. It increases your ability to relax into the ceremony and sensations and directs the channel of steam directly at your vaginal canal and anus opening. Why worry about squatting over a boiling pot when you can press the easy button?!  Our steam seats are easy to store and easier to use. I also take mine on traveling adventures and love to drop into the land by using fresh herbs and flowers I pick there. More details and purchase information here. 

➵ Yoni Steam Herbs – All organic herbs picked, blessed and dried for your yoni sauna. We offer different combinations for various intentions and needs. More details and to purchase here.

➵ BPA-free 5-gallon Bucket – Your Mahina Deep Steam Yoni Seat was created to easily sit on top of the bucket. This is the best way to enjoy yoni steaming with limited storage space or on the go. You can always find a bucket to fit and create a quick throne for yourself to steam. I also love to wrap a sarong or fabric around my bucket to offer a more sacred feel.

➵ A metal, ceramic or glass bowl to hold your steamy herbs.

 

You got this sister.

It’s time to Rise!

I love you,

Alila Rose Grace, Founder of Mahina Menstrual Cup 

 

Yoni Sunning – Harmony and Activation of Your Life Force Energy

Yoni is a sacred sanskrit word that translates to “source of all life” or “sacred space” referring to a woman’s holy grail, or vagina, between her legs. Our yoni is our opening into the infinite intelligence and center of creation. Our yoni is a place to be honored and cherished, a place of clarity and wisdom. When we get out of balance with life, our yoni is the first to let us know with symptoms of imbalance and disease.

Your Yoni Never Lies.

Taking time daily to connect with your yoni, to check in with her and to devote to her, will increase your connection and ability to hear her needs. At first it may feel funny, speaking to your yoni. Please trust that after some practice it will be your secret weapon to success! The more you allow her to be your guide, the more you will live in alignment with your deepest pleasures and desires. Following the wisdom of your yoni will allow you to step into the magnetism of creative mastery.

One of my favorite ways to connect with my yoni is yoni sun bathing. This is one of the most ancient and potent tools for awakening dormant energies.  Be prepared to shine light into the darkness, and love any hidden shadows.

Ancient Taoists called this “sunning” where you simply open your legs and have your yoni drink in the sunshine. When we honor the goddess temple within us, we increase our health, abundance, sensuality and fertility. The natural sunlight helps to kill bacteria and tones the muscles. By exposing the darkest or most yin part of our bodies to yang sunlight, we bring harmony and balance to our energy system. It is also very invigorating and stimulating for our sexual energy.

This practice has also been shown to boost the immune system and help alleviate yeast. Plus, your yoni lips (labia) will absolutely adore the warmth and vitamin D. In the 1930s, before antibiotics, sunlight therapy (heliotherapy) was favored by the medical community, proven to be the most successful treatment for infectious diseases.  The sun’s rays are deeply healing and also extremely activating, if you allow the light to penetrate. Infuse the golden glow of life-force vitality into your whole being.

I love to go nude in my backyard and bare my bottom to the sun for 10-15 minutes (gauge your time depending on how much sun exposure you are used to). I always feel a burst of mana (energy), inspiration and a flow of any stuck or stagnant energies. If you are in a cold winter zone, turn up the heat and catch the rays through a clear glass window.

Yoni Sunning Guide

  • Lay on your back with your knees bent, soles of feet kissing the earth and knees open wide.
  • Place your hands comfortably on your belly outlining your pelvic bowl.
  • On your inhale, imagine through your yoni lips (labia) sipping in the energy of love, light and gratitude from the sun’s rays.
  • On your exhale, release to the earth any tension, cords, patterns or imbalances.
  • Stay here for a few minutes deeping your rhythmic breath.
  • When ready to spice it up – contract your PC muscles (kegel or mula bandha) at the top of your inhale while massaging the sun’s healing rays into your belly.
  • Big open mouth exhale to release and soften.
  • Repeat and stay with it for 5 minutes.
  • Remember to have fun and be easy on yourself.
  • Leave time for self-reflection and integration.

 

Happy awakening beautiful!

xx, Alila Rose Grace

Founder of Mahina Menstrual Cup