What is Yin and Yang?

We talk a lot about it, but what is “Yin and Yang” actually and what can we do with it? You can somewhat compare the Eastern Yin and Yang with the Western “femininity and masculinity”. Yin is the dark moon and represents feminine nature and Yang represents the bright sun, masculine nature. As humans we have both aspects within us and Yin or Yang is a little more dominant. Although there are more people who have one of the two more emphatically, the balance is of course the ultimate. And although it is not a problem if the balance between Yin and Yang is not there, it is useful if you do have it. You are more flexible, it influences your health in a positive way, makes a position as a manager more complete, etc.

As men and women get older and testosterone decreases in men and increases in women, you slowly see the opposite reaction develop. Men will therefore acquire more Yin as they grow older and women more Yang. The change in behavior in this context often becomes visible from about 45 or early 50 years of age.


There are several parts that can negatively influence the Yin and Yang process. Some examples:

  • Season
  • Emotional state
  • climate
  • Power supply

It is all related, but ultimately forms a whole.


Its origins date back thousands of years and are approximately as old as Eastern civilization (approx. 4000 years). Life is complex and when trying to understand or explain it, one ultimately ends up with nature. This has become the basic principle.

Properties that Yin and Yang represent and what can we do with them

Some qualities that Yin and Yang represent are:

  • Yang: sky, masculine, energy, light, warm, summer, active, salt.
  • Yin: earth, feminine, matter, dark, cold, winter, passive, sweet.

The terms Yin and Yang are used to describe life. They are not static concepts, but are a method to describe changes. The outcome can be used to help people and provide insight into matters.

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