#FengShuiFriday – Yin & Yang in the home!
Yin & yang is an ancient concept and symbol indicating duality of opposing forces such as light & dark, day & night, sun & moon, feminine & masculine. It represents the duality of the universe and nature.
You’ve probably heard of yin and yang, or better referred to as ying-yang but were not quite sure what it meant or how you could apply it to the balance in your life & home.
Yin-yang is a circle shaped symbol divided into two tears drop-shaped halves – one half is white and the other half is black. Within each half is a smaller circle of the opposite color. One side could not exist without the other, just like balance in your life.
Yin – (white) first half of the tear drop
• Characteristics: dark, passive and feminine
• Signifies passive energy – Rooms that are Yin: bedroom, spa bathroom
• Bring in slight pops of Yang to have a balance, but this these rooms are already Yin in nature, regardless of the current design so be sure to keep that in mind when re-decorating.
Yang – (black) second half of the tear drop
• Characteristics: light, active, and masculine
• Signifies active energy – Rooms that are Yang: home office, your kitchen and space where you enjoy a dinner party with friends.
• Bring in slight pops of Yin to have that balance, but this these rooms are already Yang in nature, regardless of the current design so be sure to keep that in mind when re-decorating.
Our next blogpost will talk about the 5 elements that ying –yang associates with. Many home stagers & designers specialize in bringing the best ying-yang and elements into a space with the intention to bring balance and harmony into that space. The philosophy of Feng Shui and concept of Yin-Yang are documented, ancient and sacred, leaving no doubts of the harmony that can be acheived in your home even if you are a doubter. This is great for homeowners who are looking to stay in their current home as well as potentail buyers and sellers who seek the best space to call home.
The concept of yinyang is associated in Chinese thought with the idea of the Five Phases (wuxing)—metal, wood, water, fire, and earth—both of these ideas lending substance to the characteristically Chinese belief in a cyclical theory of becoming and dissolution and an interdependence between the world of nature and human events. (Encyclopædia Britannica)
You’ve already learned about Feng Shui basics, the Bagua, Landscaping your yard for wealth and good luck, the flow of Chi and what cures are for bad Feng Shui. Be sure to stay tuned for future #FengShuiFriday blogposts which go into more detail about good ying-yang in the kitchen, bedroom and home office.
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Source - "yinyang". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 28 Jul. 2014 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/653297/yinyang>.