YIN / YANG

 

YIN / YANG The dual nature of reality.
Yin means the “dark side of a mountain”
and Yang means its “sunny side”.

There are two ways of representing this:
Yin is represented by a black circle or by a broken line  _ _
Yang
is represented by a white circle or a full line   ___

 

 

 

In order to understand these terms, let us think that before the Universe came into existence, there was a situation called Wu Chi*, “that which does not have an end”.

The Universe was born from this condition, and its name was: Tai Chi** or “Great Last One” or “Great Terminal”, that is creation without any movement, a static unit that would give rise to the Yin and the Yang.

From the interaction of Yin and Yang, Pa Kwa and the ten thousand manifestations of the Universe arose.

 

* WU CHI “What existed before the Universe was created”. The Evident, the Empty, the Great Nothing.

** TAI CHI “The Great Last One”. The Universe was born from Wu Chi, and it was named Tai Chi. It is motionless creation and static unit gave birth to Yin and Yang.

 

 

THE YIN / YANG THEORY

Yin and Yang are some of the main fundamental concepts of Chinese culture, and as such, they may be found in all of its manifestations: in art, architecture, philosophy, martial arts, and medicine.

 

 

CHARACTERISTICS: Opposition and Interdependence

Yin-Yang-EN

YIN

Woman

Night

Negative

Water

Down

Inside

Exhale

Rest

YANG

Man

Day

Positive

Fire

Upout

Side

Inhale

Activity

 

 

 

Ying / Yang express the relationship between opposites, regarding an object or a phenomenon. A relative relationship, because it exists through comparison.

THERE IS NOTHING ABSOLUTE.

Ying / Yang always relate with something. In The Yin there is Yang, etc.

The body parts that correspond to Yin and Yang are: Yin: chest, down, internal; Yang: back, up, external.

 

Day

Night

Face

Cross

Front

Back

Physiologically

Substance ( Yin )

Function ( Yang )

Base, source
( Yin )

Their reflection
( Yang )

 

 

NEI JING

Yin is installed in the inside, while the yang creator of matter remains outside as the manifestation of yin.

A. Inter consumption and Support Relationship.

-The two aspects are not fixed, but in continuous movement within a system.

-Yin increase, Yang reduction.

-Yin reduction; Yang increase.

-Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, phytotherapy, qigong) try to balance these forces.

-Human functions require a certain amount of nutrients; this makes them decrease Yin and increase Yang. The same way in which the formation and storage of nutrients depends on body functions, it weakens them to a certain degree by increasing the Yin and decreasing the Yang. When one of them is increasing, it turns into an etiological factor.

 

B. Inter transformation of Yin and Yang.

-The inter transformation of Yin and Yang means that, under some circumstances and development stages the Yin and the Yang are transformed into their opposites.

-There must be quietness after excessive movement. Extreme Yang will turn into Yin.

-When a certain limit is reached, a change to the opposite direction is inevitable. Quantitative changes lead to qualitative changes.

-Very high fever (Yang extreme), temperature reduction, paleness. Weak pulse (Yin), death.

-A woman who withstands insults and being badly treated for years (Yin behavior) by her husband, reaches a moment when she can not take any more (there is no more Yin space for her to go) and so she murders her husband (Yang behavior).