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Balance Yin And Yang Energies in Your Home

Balance Yin And Yang Energies in Your Home

The ancient Chinese system of Feng Shui recognizes two distinct types of energy: yang, which is masculine and assertive, and yin, which is feminine and receptive. Because of television, computers, and other electronic equipment, as well as straight lines and reflective surfaces, most of us live in homes that are dominated by yang energies. Too much yang energy can make us feel stressed. In order for us to feel truly relaxed and for things to run smoothly in our homes, we need to have a balance.

Find out how to bring yin energies into your home to balance all that yang, here:

Yin energies are created by wooden furniture, fabrics, textures, art, creativity, conceptual thinking, and a quiet atmosphere. You can soften and balance the yang energies in your home by bringing in more of these.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:53AM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

worth considering

9:23PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

interesting, thank you.

1:45AM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

1:31PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you

4:42AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Thanks for the info.

10:23PM PDT on Oct 21, 2010

Connie, nice advice, Sage is a wonderful purifier..:-)Also, the great calming color of sage green, and essential oils are a wonder...You can buy a book that gives you the properties of the oils to diffuse for different energies..such as lavender is well known for its calming effect..and lemon is great for freshening energies, uplifting and also a purifier used sometimes in hospital rooms...

6:22AM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

My bathroom has a "negative" or "oppressive" energy in it, so much so that my 14 year old granddaughter has asked me if the room is haunted by someone! I have only lived here for 2 years and the feeling wasn't there until about a year after I moved in. The only change I made in the room as to paint it a different colour (i.e. blue to match blue hydrangeas in the drapery fabric) There is also an old, yellow nursing rocker in one corner that I have considered removing. Any suggestions on how to bring a balance to the room? It does have on nice bright window in the centre of the back wall, that faces the back yard.
home theater seating

2:24AM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

Thanks for the article.

10:56PM PDT on May 27, 2010

You can definitely feel the energy in someone's home. Everything has a ying and a yang.

12:34AM PST on Mar 3, 2010


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