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We live in an active, alert and agitated Yang dominated world. I’ve been noticing how people respond differently to this in WordPress.

The Yang aspects of ourselves want to acknowledge and state our position in order to lead or enlighten others. The Yin or feminine aspects of ourselves seek to understand and bring support and help.

Today, we need less charismatic leadership with an authoritarian fix-it attitude, and more understanding and compassion to bring us together in a harmony rather than conflict.

I’m not talking politics… but notice how this fits in so beautifully with the Tao philosophy and the wisdom of the Dalai Lama.

When you consider writing your next post, take a moment to pause and reflect on whether this will  add to the Yang aspect of the world, or support the Yin. Will it bring us to more understanding and sense of balance?

We can all make a difference by choosing our response in relationship to others and these times.

This weekend I am teaching the first module of a Yin Yoga Teachers Training program at Hummingbird Yoga and Massage in Bryn Mawr. Just as in the world, I believe we need from Yin in our yoga practice and teaching.

May we all find inner harmony and bring more Yin into the world.


19 comments on “More Yin and Less Yang

  1. It’s all about balance isn’t it? Yes, to more Yin…

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  2. Absolutely more Yin 🙂 I adore Yin Yoga and I think it’s time for a session ❤

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  3. Wow, thanks for sharing. This is a great perspective that I do not consider enough.


  4. more slow,
    deep stretching 🙂

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  5. Breathing in this calm balance 🙏🏻🌈

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  6. Happy Teaching!

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  7. Yes! And happily, I live in the middle of the ocean. 🤗😘


  8. I can only applaud, Val. 🙂 🙂 Feeling mildly guilty because I haven’t kept up my t’ai chi and yoga exercise programmes in the Algarve, but you’ll have seen that life was a little busy. Back to t’ai chi in the UK this morning and starting yoga classes is top of my to do list when I get back to Portugal later this month. Spreading harmony is a wonderful way to live. Thanks for your company.


  9. Wonderful perspective here Val, I often ponder upon the energy I am emitting within my posts.. I hope for the most part it is calm and peaceful, but then I know at times we need to stir people out of their slumber and awaken them to come out of their daze to see this reality for what it is and what it is becoming..

    It is a fine line we balance, I know.. I hope I continue to find that middle road you speak of so eloquently within all of your posts Val,
    So I will just keep following the FLOW and see which way the Yin and Yang tell me to go… And hope it always brings me in alignment and balance for the good of Humanity…
    Love and Blessings my wise friend ❤ 🙏💖😍

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  10. I agree Val, it starts with each of us finding that inner harmony.


  11. Even in feminine places the masculine dominates, so in leadership so many women also regurgitate what they’ve digested (a more yang based expression).

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