The energies of yin
and yang that give birth to
5 Basic Elements
are of great importance
in traditional Chinese medicine and the overall attitude towards
health. The body is healthy only when
yang hold each other in
balance. Too much
yang causes heightened organic
activity; too much yin, an
inadequate functioning of the organs.
The Chinese system of physiotherapy, or
therapeutic exercises, is represented primarily in the practice of T'ai Chi
Ch'uan, which is a system of exercises performed in close co-ordination with
regulated breathing. The exercises are comprised of thirty-seven movement
patterns, the composition of which is regulated by the principles of yin and
Yin & Yang
How does the concept of yin and yang relate to food?
adherence to this philosophy can be found in any
Chinese dish, from
stir-fried beef with broccoli to sweet and sour pork. There is always a
balance in color, flavors, and textures. However, belief in the importance
of following the principles of yin and yang in the diet extends further...