The Yin Yang Theory and Feng Shui in the Home

Yin Yang

The Yin-Yang theory is one of the main theories of all the ancient Chinese schools of thought. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ancient martial arts, feng shui, the I Ching, and the entire cosmology of Taoism are based on the dynamics of Yin and Yang.

According to this theory, everything in our Universe is made up of two opposing but deeply interconnected forces: Yin (female) and Yang (male). The interaction between these two feng shui forces creates the essence of life around us. One cannot exist without the other, as in their apparent opposition, they deeply support and nurture each other.

Harmonious energy

The best representation of the harmonious interplay of the Yin and Yang forces is the Tai Chi symbol. Expressed in feng shui colors, Yin (female energy) is black and Yang (male energy) is white. In terms of energy, Yin is soft, slow, relaxed, diffuse, moist, passive, and silent. Think about the rhythms and essence of feminine energy: the softness of the water, the mystery of the Moon, the blackness of the rich earth and the deep silence of the night.

Yin Yang

The force of Yang is expressed by a quality of energy opposite and contrasting to that of Yin. Imagine the blazing frankness of the Sun, the aggressive speed of race cars, the solid surface like a rock on a mountain and the focused energy of a laser beam.


Yang is the fiery essence of the midday sun and Yin is the stillness and mystery of the night. Because your home needs balanced feng shui energy to support your well-being, it is It is important to understand the application of Yin-Yang theory on a practical and simple level.

Yin (passive energy) is the feng shui relaxation energy that you need in your bedroom and in your feng shui spa bath. The Yin energy is in the calm colors that surround you, in the soft music, in the soothing sound of a water fountain or in the soothing images of water.

Yang (active energy) is feng shui energy expressed in strong, vibrant sounds and colors, bright lights, upward moving energy, tall plants, etc. You want to have a good Yang energy presence in your home office, your kitchen, your front door, as well as a good dinner with friends ...

Yin Yang

Create balance

Yin-Yang energies cannot exist in isolation; they define each other, since one is the condition for the existence of the other. A good feng shui home should have a harmonious expression of the rhythms of active and passive energies. 

In Western culture, we tend to experience an imbalance of feng shui energies. We live in a constant stream of activity and we are very busy, with Yang quality feng shui energy and we are often weak, or even lacking in Yin energy (the relaxing and nourishing one).

Creating a home that reflects the balance of feng shui Yin-Yang is very important, so it is worth spending some time looking at your home and feeling where you have a strong imbalance of these energies. Does your room lack the relaxing Yin energy? Does your kitchen have too much Yin and not enough Yang? There will always be a quality of energy that is stronger depending on the use of space, But you need to have Yin and Yang feng shui energies to have good feng shui in your home.

Use in specific areas

Having a harmonious balance between the feng shui forces of Yin and Yang in your home will create the quality of energy you need to live a healthy and fulfilling life. This means that some areas should have more yin or yang energies depending on their function within the home.

Your bedroom needs the relaxing Yin energy to heal you, so it is crucial to let go of all the dominant Yang feng shui elements in the room, such as the TV, exercise equipment, or any office supplies. While Yin energy should be the predominant energy in your room (think relaxation, sensuality, sleep). You also need a slight presence of Yang (think red candles, exciting images, a light accent color to balance deep colors, etc.). The same principle applies to your bathroom.

Yin Yang

Your family room, living room, home office, and kitchen are definitely feng shui spaces that will benefit from a strong presence of Yang energy. Choose vibrant colors, upbeat music, and a variety of feng shui furnishing items to create an active quality of energy (happy family photos, bright books, fun games, etc.). Even though the Yin, or relaxing element, is not the dominant element here, you still need it for balance.. It introduces deep colors, relaxed and comfortable seats, as well as some images with relaxing Yin energy.

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