ocean at night
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“There is both in Nature and in ourselves, an indissoluble unity of body, mind and spirit. Within this unity, however, there is always the ceaseless interplay of Yin and Yang and the constant flow of the Five Elements in everything that we find around us. Both patterns exist together in Nature and are there for us to observe.

There is no mystery in this. When we watch the evening tide come in, we sometimes look at the shimmering brilliance of wave after wave tumbling in to the shore (yang energy) and at other times we are hypnotized by the gradual rise of the swell (yin energy). Both aspects are there together within the one moment, and a thousand other aspects if we could really see the full beauty of Nature’s rhythms.”

~ J.R. Worsley

I was entranced by this paragraph in Professor J R Worsley’s primer on Classical Five Element Acupuncture. I have regular acupuncture sessions with fellow yogi Kyle Williams in Media. Thank you Kyle for lending me the book to help me understand the Five Elements and the Officials in Acupuncture.

It has inspired me to learn more, and to explore the natural balance of Yin and Yang and the movement of energy through the body in the practice of Yoga…




About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

26 comments on “* Nature’s Rhythms

  1. I love the quote, Val, and the analogy of the sea and tides is beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful quote, Val. ❤

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  3. Oh Val, what a quote! Wow! Would love it if you could leave a further response to my LfD post of today that includes that quotation from Worsley.


  4. That’s beautiful, thank you for sharing.


  5. What a beautiful quote Val. And excited to hear about your explorations!

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    • Thank you Louise! We accept the yin and yang in nature a lot more easily than the counter energies within ourselves. Yet both are needed. Yang is associated with male energy, and Yin with female. In the world today, I feel we are out of balance. I would like to bring more Yin and female energy into people’s minds bodies and spirit 💕


  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Lovely quote. The sea teaches us so much, as well as all of nature. The picture you found is really pretty and perfect for the quote. I will be interested to hear how the new facet of your yoga practice rewards you.


  7. I’ve just been watching waves on one side of a harbour, and stillness on another.

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  8. Life is an ever present ebb and flow . . .


  9. Love this Val, thanks for sharing! x ❤

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  10. dancing here
    between your
    moon & the deep
    blue sea, Val 🙂


  11. That is a beautiful quote, Val. Sums up the ebb and flow of creation from the macro to the micro. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  12. The Professors book on acupuncture sounds very interesting Val and I love his quote. There are so many beautiful aspects of nature we do not see. 💕🌿🍀🍁

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  13. Great post Val and I agree with you. We need to see it outside, before we are able to implement both in our life.

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  14. A lovely quote! I look forward to hearing more about your study of the yin and yang in yoga practice!

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  16. If interested, there is another ancient story aspect of how yin and yang compliment one another.


    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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