Energy is our life force; it is under the physical body and cannot be seen by the eye. It manifests as emotions and disease in the body. Our energy comes from our environment, experiences, and the people around us. Both women and men have innumerable, often dynamic, combinations of masculine and feminine energies. Masculine energies make us assertive and dominant, while feminine energies make us intuitive and caring. It is essential to recognise the imbalances between the two types of energies within us and aim at balancing our energy; otherwise, we can gain different diseases in our bodies.
According to Chinese medical theory, Yin refers to the feminine energies in life, and Yang refers to the masculine energies. When we find the right balance of both energies, we can feel harmonious, but achieving it is challenging. Yin and Yang, or male and feminine energies, are like light and dark, day and night, or sun and moon in nature. They are each necessary and elemental for the existence of the other. There is no daytime without nighttime.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where, in general, masculine energies like reasoning, strength, and action are honoured while feminine energies like emotionality, nurturing, and receptivity are undervalued and, even worse, diminished. The polarity between masculine and feminine energies within men and women limits people’s experience with freedom.