Yin Yang Theory Yin - Yang Theory I- What is the Yin-Yang theory? Yin Yang Passive Active Cold Hot Death Life Winter Summer Female Male Night Day Even Odd Moon Sun Water Fire II- What is the origin of the Yin-Yang theory? • It is about 5000 years old? • It is related to Taoism: - Lao Tzu (604 – 531 BC). - Tao = The way (The essence of Taoism). - Taoism as a religion. Taoist monk III- Where did the Yin-Yang symbol come from? The Yin-Yang or Tai chi diagram, often used to symbolize Taoism. Yin-Yang Symbols Yin The flag of South Korea Ba Gua Yang Yin-Yang symbol and ‘Ba Gua' paved in a clearing outside of Nanning city, Guangxi province. IV- What are the main principles of the Yin-Yang theory? 1- Yin and 2- Yin and 3- Yin and 4- Yin and another. Yang Yang Yang Yang are opposites. are interdependent. are interchangeable. can transform into one IV- What are the main principles of the Yin-Yang theory? 5- Part of Yin is in Yang, and part of Yang is in Yin. 6- Yin and Yang can be further subdivided into Yin and Yang. V- What are some of the applications of the Yin-Yang theory? TCM = Traditional Chinese Medicine: - Acupuncture. - Herbal remedies. - exercise. - Changes in diet and lifestyle. Tai Chi.