Many are beginning to see the preventative and healing power of ancient practices that originated in the East, such as yoga, acupuncture, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbology. The infographic below highlights the many distinctions between the two approaches.
According to Eastern traditions the forces of yin and yang are energetic qualities that shape everything in the universe, including our health. The Chinese symbol for yin is the shady side of a hill, while the symbol for yang is the sunny side. Yin qualities include coolness, dampness, and darkness, relative to the yang qualities of warmth, dryness, and light. This has less to do with the actual temperature or moisture of the food and more to do with its “energetics.”
Emotions are stored in our body, when we choose to hold onto anger, frustration, jealousy or impatience those emotions negatively impact our physical well being. Questions to ask yourself next time you have an ache, pain or feel ill: What emotions am I storing in this part of my body? Am I holding on to something in my life that is no longer serving me today? What is my body trying to tell me?