Meditation and the Yin-Yang Harmony

March 8, 2013
by Pharm Tao

If you feel that it is hard to achieve your life goals, you may need to be more focused, being more self-disciplined, being more visionary, with a better self-esteem. Meditation is a method that may help you build these inside. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual to practice meditation. Meditation is not about religions, or beliefs, or philosophy. It is not about a specific format or body position. It is not about certain words, sentences, images, objects, or slogans.

Meditation is more about relaxation and relief. It is more about having a clearer mind, and living in the now, the current moment, the present space and time. It’s more about improving your concentration and looking inward. It’s more about seeking a deep acceptance, being aware of the current space and time, and being aware of your own mind and body. It’s more about getting happier and healthier. It can even help you improve you sleep quality.

Meditation can help improve the homeostasis or the connections between your mind and body. According to Chinese philosophy, the human body can be thought as a microcosm of the whole world, while the world we live in can be considered as a microcosm of the universe. Just as Yin and Yang are harmoniously balanced in nature, they should be harmoniously balanced in the human body. In addition, Yang exists in things that are primarily Yin, and Yin exists in things that are primarily Yang. They can help each other grow, and they can change into each other.

Meditation can help reach the harmonious connections between Yin and Yang. The common purpose of the methods used in Chinese medicine is to help achieve such harmonious state between Yin and Yang, including the methods of Qi Gong, martial arts, acupuncture, dietary therapy, and herbal medicine. This is how health, well-being, and longevity can be achieved.

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