Signification cachées du Yin et Yang

The theory of yin and yang is a complex relational concept in Chinese culture. Generally speaking, it can be defined by a cosmic duality and an energy that governs the entire universe. According to his principle, everything exists as contradictory and inseparable opposites. These two entities attract and complement each other, that is to say that the reduction of one leads to the increase of the other.

History of Yin and Yang

The history of

Zou Yan was both a cosmologist, a philosopher and a recognized teacher of China antique. It was he who used theYin & Yangfor the first time and according to him, life was made up of five phases or “wuxing” including fire, water, metal, wood and earth. The latter continually changed and complemented each other, hence the principle of Yin and Yang.

If we refer to the history of ancient China, the concept of Yin and Yang would have been created from the chaos that generated our universe. However, other beliefs also suggest that it was Yin and Yang that allowed the birth of the first human being. Furthermore, some also believe that the first Chinese gods were born thanks to the concept ofYin and Yang.

Meaning of the Yin and Yang symbol

The concept of yin-yang defines that the universe is composed of competing, but complementary, forces. These include, for example, darkness and light, sun and moon, masculine and feminine. On the one hand, there is Yang which mainly concerns the positive aspects of things and on the other hand, Yin, most often associated with the negativity and the sinister aspects of things.

The yin yang in its definition designates good and bad, two opposing forces that live in a single body or in the same universe. The yin-yang symbol is represented by "Tai Chi", more precisely, in a complete circle which is divided by a curved line. One of the halves represents Yin and is colored black. The other half is the yang side and is colored white. On both parts of the circle there is a dot of a different color. These two points are, in a way, the seeds of each color.

The two halves of Yin and Yang intertwine, forming a spiral curve and two semicircles. This harmony in the symbol of Yin and Yang embodies duality, paradox and unity. As for the two points of the circle, they evoke the coexistence between the two opposing forces.

You have found the yin-yang balance

The concept of Yin and Yang is very important in Chinese healing techniques. Indeed, this practice uses eight principles: for internal and external stimulants, for deficiencies and excesses, for cold and heat, of course Yin and Yang. For example, excess Yang could cause fever and excess Yin could mean fluid buildup in the body. Finding the perfect balance between yin and yang is therefore essential. Indeed, it allows you to stay healthy, find happiness and be fulfilled. Moreover, this is why we invented different techniques to achieve harmony between yin and yang.

Note that the balance of Yin and Yang can sometimes be distorted by external influences.

Finding the balance between Yin and Yang allows you to have perfect harmony between your body and your mind. It also allows you to flourish better in life. To achieve this balance, you have the possibility of practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine, but also other techniques such as dietetics. Some practices also use accessories such as a yin yang bracelet or a yin yang tattoo. These are generally used as a conceptual piece or for decorative purposes.

Yin and Yang and spiritualism

The origin of Yin Yang arises from energy or “Ki”. However, Yin and Yang cannot be described as energy, nor as esoteric substances or elements. In fact, it is quite simply a criterion for classifying phenomena or objects. We can define the theory of Yin and Yang as the notion of duality between the different unique characteristics of the universe. According to ancient beliefs, it is the opposition between the two forces of Yin and Yang that creates Qi.

Also called "Chi", Qi is the fundamental principle of the universe in Asian cultures. Indeed, it is omnipresent in the universe and it is it which connects human beings and objects. This energy also allows things to be transformed. In Taoist and Chinese philosophy, Qi also participates in the spiritual evolution of a person. According to these beliefs, Chi is an essential tool for understanding the fundamental functioning of the cosmos. In the Buddhist philosophy, the The study of Qi can be compared to the quest for “nirvana”, because this principle is also based on a similar search for balance.

In addition, you should know that there are several ways to use the Yin and Yang theory in everyday life. In Chinese culture, it can be used for “Feng Shui”. In fact, we use each material and each color with its opposite, in order to balance a room.

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Cherti

Bonjour ,
Est ce qu’il ya un salut ou une vie après la mort si on adapte le yin et yang ou le feng shui ?
On tout cas sa fait du bien qd on pratique le yoga
Cordialement

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