Yin and Yang are the primordial energies of the universe. Know more about the symbol, meaning and theory of Yin and Yang.

Yin and Yang

Feng Shui SymbolsYin and Yang theory is one of the building blocks of Feng Shui. They are the primordial energies of the universe and are opposite in nature. Both of them are deeply interconnected and refer to Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) energies. They are visible in all the natural phenomenon of the earth. It states that everything in the universe is changing, transforming from one state to the other, in order to maintain a balance throughout.

Yin is the passive energy and is often referred to as forms of silence, deep darkness and slow movements. It also symbolizes the energy at night, when you relax and replenish your energies. On the other hand, Yang is the active energy, which is symbolized by loud sounds, bright lights, upward moving energy, etc. It is the energy you experience in a busy office, at a great party, or driving on the highway. However, both of them cannot exist without each other, one is the necessary condition for the existence of the other.

Both the energies are best represented with the help of the Tai Chi symbol. It is a perfect circle, formed by the combination of two parts, black and white, which are flowing together. Each part contains a dot of the other color which represents the essence of the opposite element. This shows the balance between the two forces, which are distinct from each other but are inseparable. This structure also explains the existence of the universe and the various activities taking place inside it.