Yin and yang are different forms of chi. Yang is a faster moving chi than yin, it is more compressed and hotter. The literal interpretation of yin and yang is that of the shady side of the mountain (yin) and the sunny side of the mountain (yang).
People tend to have a mix of yin and yang and it is common for someone to be more yin than yang or more yang than yin. Most of the time this is healthy and good but sometimes you can become too yin. Too yin can be unpleasant and unhealthy.
If you are a natural yin then you’ll have many positive qualities; you’re likely to be creative and imaginative. You’re likely to be sensitive and gentle. People who are a very yin are flexible and easy-going. These attributes are very much inline with the aspects of yin itself. Yin is a slower chi than yang; it is more dispersed and cooler.
If you have too much yin – not enough yang – then these attributes begin to turn negative. Here’s a quick check list of symptoms;
- You often feel cold
- You often find yourself fighting of infectious illness
- You often have cold and clammy skin
- You find yourself suffering from lethargy
- You find yourself feeling depressed
- You find yourself suffering diarrhoea
- You have a victim mentality
If one or more of these symptoms seem to fit you then you may find benefit in applying some feng shui to your life and home.
There are a number of steps you can take to become more yang. These tend to involve becoming more active – just as yang is a more active chi than yin – adding heat, speed and neatness to your life.
- Try martial arts
- Have a go at competitive sports
- Wear bright colours
- Favour smart clothes over loose clothes
- Socialise and meet people, face to face contact is best
- Eat cooked foods and warm drinks
- Eat more root vegetables, grains and fish
- Have a tidy up and try and get rid of household clutter
- Exercise and stretch
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We hope this short collection of tips and tricks are useful. Do you have any tips of your own for ways to become more yang?