Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ying Yang Theory

What is the Yin Yang Theory?

Yin yang theory is a kind of logic, which views things in relation to its whole. The theory is based on two basic components: yin and yang, which are neither materials nor energy. They combine in a complementary manner and form a method for explaining relationships between objects. Gradually, this logic was developed into a system of thought that was applied to other areas. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an example of one area where the yin yang theory is used to understand complicated relationships in the body.

The concept of the Yin and Yang can be applied to seasons, plants, objects, human beings, the Five Elements etc.

What about seasons? The chilly winter is instinctively Yin while the hot summer is instinctively Yang. Since spring is a change from cold to warm it is called increasing Yang. Autumn on the other is a transition from warm to cold and is called increasing Yin.

What about objects? How do you categorized them? Since Yang is active, large objects and those that are angular in shape, have a shinny surface or warm to the touch is Yang. Yin objects, on the hand, is small, smooth, have a dull surface or cold to the touch.

Plants can also be categorized into Yin and Yang. A live plant is labeled Yang while dead wood such as furniture is Yin. A large tall tree is Yang while a small one is Yin. Finally whose with rounded leaves are Yin while those with narrow leaves are Yin.

In human beings, the left side of the brain is associated with logical thinking while the right side with creativity. Boastful, loud, aggressive and impulsive characteristic are categorized as Yang while shy, quiet, soft-spoken and patient characteristic are categorized as Yin.

Both the external parts of the body and the internal organs can be classified into Yin and Yang. The front and lower part of the body - below the waist - is Yin while the back and upper part of the body is Yang. The small and large intestine, the stomach, the bladder and gall bladder are Yin.

The spaces in a home can be classified into Yin and Yang spaces. Generally speaking, those places that can do with a little quiet, lesser lighting, for concentration or resting are Yin space and they include the bedroom, study and store. The living, kitchen, family and dining area which are more alive in nature are considered Yang spaces.

The Five Elements also have Yin and Yang characteristics. When water is still e.g. water in a jar, it is considered Yin. When water is in fast motion e.g. like a waterfall or fountain it is Yang.

River - Yin or Yang? If you go back to basis principles water is Yang (moving) while mountain is Yin (still). However in some parts of the river, water flows slowly e.g. pond or meandering courses and is considered Yin. In some other parts water flows quickly e.g. straight steep courses and it considered Yang.


I think God made Sunday to be lazy & Its true.

Sometimes you just dont feel like getting out of are half asleep...thoughts running through the mind...restless ramblings of everyday life...but you just dont wanna get up...
Let life pass by...

Finally woke with the call from office.I hate dictating job asigned to people again n again.

I am a bit bored and restless these days...mainly because I dont know where is life headed from here...I mean...Ill be 25 soon...and at that age...i had thought I would achieve a lot...

I know I am not doing bad for myself...but its not that good either...its not 'complete'...

Catch up with friends is routine sunday for me & this is wat i did this sunday too.