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In this episode, we explore the concepts of Yin and Yang energies and practices. Essentially, they are complementary, opposing forces that exist in all aspects of life, including the human body, nature, and the universe.
Understanding these energies and practices can help us achieve balance and harmony in our lives.
The conversation flows much like the energies being discussed. Yin represents the feminine, receptive, and more passive energy, and Yang represents the masculine, active, and assertive energy. These energies are not absolute but are relative and interdependent and can be experienced in the cadence and content of this episode.
Yin and Yang are constantly interacting and influencing each other, creating a dynamic balance. However we identify our dominant energy, the other is also there to keep us steady.
Yin and Yang Yoga practices are tools that can help guide us to living and practicing in a sustainable, well-balanced way. Finding that balance, whether leaning into the energy that arises or practicing with the opposite energy to find balance, is a choice.
Yin and Yang energies are a constant in our surroundings, relationships, and daily activities. Adding the concepts of Sthira (effort) and Sukkha (ease), Yang and Yin respectively, as well as the Koshas (which have been explored in depth), we expand the vocabulary and widen the lens. All of this can clarify our inner knowledge and understanding so we can make choices that promote harmony in our lives.
There is so much crossover in these energies, from embracing stillness to getting curious about discomfort (not pain), to practicing being present. The Koshas show up in this conversation as a guide to understanding in which layer we might be practicing, and which energy is required to access that practice.
Elements of identity are bound to come up and lead us deeper into self-study, as these concepts find places to land. Whether you identify with the relaxed, calm, feminine energy of Yin, or the strong, active, more male energy of Yang, one cannot exist without the other. How is the less dominant energy living in you today?
By applying Yin and Yang concepts in our daily lives, we can cultivate a sense of well-being and get to know ourselves a little better.
Our Amazing Team:
Judith George - Editor (video & audio)
Keith Kenny - Music
Cindy Fatsis - Photography