October 28, 2010 at 6:03 am #35651
I have read in mantak chia’s books somewhere and also in other places that if you are yin you don’t get cold in winter. But if yin is cool and yang is warm wouldn’t you be more cold in winter if you were yin? Can someone explain this to me?
Thanks in advance.October 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm #35652
In TCM many of the unballances in the body is explained by an unballance betwean yin and yang in the body. That inballance can be manifested as a general inballance or a more specifik inballance betwean some organs or in organ itself. Often if one organ has an deficiency or other imballance it creates some other imballance in another organ.
You can have a symptom of coldnes or cold intollerance if you have a yang defiency, in that situation you have to litle of both yin and yang, but the yang is even less than the ying and then you will be cold.
Another way to be cold is if yo uhave the oposite of a defiency, don´t remember the word, I say to much instead. In that imballance you have to much of yin and yang, but in particular you have to much yin and not enough yang to ballance that yin. If you have to much yin you also get cold intollerance.
If you have a defiency, then you are weak. You need much sleep. You will be better after you have filled yourself with food.
If you have to much energy, then you have a strong pulse, you have to much energy, you might be restless or have trouble with relaxation. You will be worse if you sleep to much and you will be worse after you have had a meal.
So both the conditions are cold but could be distinguised as a defiency or to much depending on how and when the symptoms are worse.
Sorry but this does not actually explain to you why Mantak Chia did wrote “if you are yin you don´t get cold in the winter”. Perhaps some other could explain that, but perhaps it is just an error in the book. I am not shore.
SDOctober 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm #35654
>>>I have read in mantak chia’s books somewhere
>>>and also in other places that if you are yin
>>>you don’t get cold in winter. But if yin is cool
>>>and yang is warm wouldn’t you be more cold in winter
>>>if you were yin? Can someone explain this to me?
It is important to remember than yin and yang are relative terms.
But this is how I would interpret that statement:
The season of winter is the most yin, most contracted time of the year.
To align with winter is to similarly be contracted, subdued.
Winter is a time for self-reflection, introspection, conservation of energy.
As such, you don’t want to be extremely active, exhausting and draining
your energy; it is a time of conservation; the kidneys (yin organs)
are working the hardest during winter, you don’t want to overstress them.
If you deplete your qi, how are you going to keep yourself warm?
And I think that is the point.
SOctober 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm #35656
Makes sense. Thanks!October 31, 2010 at 1:23 pm #35658November 7, 2010 at 1:52 am #35660
I would say that it’s best to have yin and yang in relative balance. People with a more yin constitution will have less tolerance to cold temperatures.
I’m guessing the statement in the book was a simple typo.November 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm #35662
Well if you read Stevens post, I think he means that the statment was about to act in a more yin way, and not about your inner ballance.
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