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Yin Yang, by Carissa Fournia


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Yin Yang, by Carissa Fournia

  1. 1. Chinese Yin Yang By: Carissa Fournia
  2. 2. Yin Yang
  3. 3. <ul><li>Yin is the dark element, It is passive, feminine, negative, downward-seeking & corresponds to night. </li></ul><ul><li>Yang is the bright element, It is active, masculine, positive, upward-seeking & corresponds to daytime </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Yin is often symbolized by water and earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Yang is symbolized by wind and fire. </li></ul><ul><li>Yin (dark) and Yang (light) are descriptions of complementary opposites as well as absolutes. </li></ul><ul><li>All forces in nature can be seen as existing in yin or yang states and the two produce constant movement/force of the universe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In Chinese and other Eastern thought, yin and yang are the two opposing and complementary forces that make up all phenomena of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Both proceed from the Supreme Ultimate and together they represent the process of the universe and all that is in it. </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of the yin-yang is very ancient, and its precise origins are unknown. In the third century BCE, it formed the basis for an entire school of cosmology, the Yin Yang School. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Encyclopedia Britannica , &quot;The significance of yin-yang through the centuries has permeated every aspect of Chinese thought, influencing astrology, divination, medicine, art, and government.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 7. CONCLUSION <ul><li>I really enjoyed the Chinese culture, and the belief of the Yin and Yang. </li></ul><ul><li>The balance of the two is really interesting, and very fun to learn about. </li></ul>