September 11th, 2019
How to Achieve and Maintain Balance using Yin and Yang
Do you believe a balanced life exists?
I’ve asked myself a similar question for the past 15 years. Does balance exist and if it does, what does it look like? There was a time in my life when balance meant going constantly, getting all the things done, and having time for friends and family. I slept soundly at night, and would wake up to repeat it all over again. These established habits and patterns were keeping me in progress, but they were not keeping me balanced. Something was missing. It wasn’t until I began pursuing a masters in Classical Chinese Medicine that I also began to understand balance through one of the most famous symbols in the world.
Balance is awareness. Recognition. A unit. Complimentary. It is not constantly striving to be, or desiring to be. Is is to allow and adjust. A life in balance takes practice. Classical Chinese medicine would say, a balanced life is a cultivation. A practice to prepare, nourish, and tend too.
In this video, I share five practices for achieving and maintaining balance. These practices can be applied to every aspect of your life including time and space. Time is yang and space is yin. We will use and rely on the yin yang symbol as our compass. It will serve to support us.
I’ve applied these practices for several years and have deeply experienced its reward. As a result, I have also felt in harmony and in alignment with my own process and day-to-day life.
Do you believe a balanced life exists? Please share in the comments below or on YouTube. I’m love to hear how the practices are going for you too!
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