Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yin and Yang

First we will fine tune our compass.
Yin : slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, or tranquil; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime.
Yang : fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, or aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.

Yang food : most animal food, miso, tamari, salt
Yin food : vegetables (tomatoes are very Yin, carrots are closer to the Balance)

Yang preparation: pickling, baking
Yin preparation : steaming, cooking

So we can harmonize Yin food by a Yang preparation, and Yang food by a Yin preparation.
Yin and Yang must be seen as relative tendencies and not as absolute values..

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