The principle of Yin Yang, as seen in the Taijitu symbol, is a concept nearly 6,000 years old that illustrates the life and the universe itself. Within the circle of creation flow the two opposing but interconnected and interdependent forces of Yin and Yang. The dark of Yin flows into the light of Yang, which rises to blend into Yin, like the ebb and flow of natural cycles of life.
Within one lives the seed of the other. Nothing is destroyed, only transformed. Yin and Yang are fundamental polarities that are unified in harmony, aspects of one reality. As everything is only meaningful in relation to another, yin-yang does not exist in isolation. There is no bad or good – both are essential.
Everything in existence is either yin or yang. Yin is nourishing – slow, soft, passive – the feminine principle and is associated with the moon, water, and nighttime. Yang is dynamic, creative, active – the masculine principle and is associated with the sun, fire, and daytime.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yin Yang explains the structure, function, and changes of the human body and is used in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses. The kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, and lungs are classified as yin, a storage function. The gallbladder, stomach, small and large intestines, bladder and triple burner are yang, which has the transportation and transformation function. Within each organ lies both yin (substance) and yang (activity) functions.
The balance of Yin Yang is essential to the body’s vital activities. Pathogenic factors arise when there is excess bodily yin or yang. Strong yang leads to the injury or deficiency of yin and vice versa. The separation of Yin Yang leads to the exhaustion of life force or Qi and life are no more.
Since life is based on the balance of Yin-Yang, we can enjoy good health by consuming foods and performing activities that nourish and support the body to maintain balance. Each season can be classified as either yin or yang and so by observing the qualities of the different times of the year we can promote good health.
As life is in constant motion, balance is also not a static condition. Our body constantly reacts and adjusts to stimuli from internal and external environments, such as the climate, our emotions, and our beliefs. Being centered in our five senses and awareness of the flow and ebb of our emotions help us maintain health. Like Yin Yang, we each are the “bright and dark sides” at all times. When we embrace one without reference to the other, we lose sight of who we truly are. We are yin within yang and yang within yin.
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About the Author
Alexsandra Shih-Pajares is a writer, self-care coach, and holistic health practitioner who incorporates Jin Shin Jyutsu, HeartMath, Human Design, and Nutripuncture in her work. She also offers Quantum Biofeeback sessions for personal development. You can find her writing on What Therapy, a wellness portal she helms along with her own practice at www.SandraShih.ca. Alex offers courses, workshops, and online sessions to share tools and techniques for you to build your own practice to shed the old and live as who you truly are.