Yin Yang Theory

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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.
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