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Two Energies


									Two Energies, One Body - Balance Your Male - Female Sides
What is the big mystery of the male and female sides of the body? Why do
we need to be aware of this? The body is energetically divided into two
parts. The right and the left, male and female dominated sides. This is
not a new concept, it has an origin in eastern philosophies like
Buddhism, Yoga, and you can even find ancient writings that the Mayan
civilization was aware of the power of maintaining balance between these
two opposite energies.
The Buddha taught it quite clearly. Each human being has a right and left
hemisphere in the brain, which we classify as male and female, the right
being female, left being male. The left or male side is in charge of the
right side of the body and the right brain or female side is in charge of
the left side of the body.
The Maya placed themselves and their environment into categories that
allowed them to order and manipulate their world. They frequently
categorized using the basic complementary pairing of male/female, and
In yoga, male energy (the sun), is referred to as Shiva, and is the form
of the universe. Male energy is the domain of the right side of the body.
Whereas female energy (the moon), is referred to as Shakti, and is the
force of the universe. The female energy is the domain of the left side
of the body.
The significant importance is that as one person we need to be in
constant balance to be able to achieve the best of our world, mental
physical and emotional. Both sides, male and female have to attain a
harmonious whole.
The male side is usually connected to our rationality, logic, linear
thinking, and understanding. The female side is connected to feelings,
nurturing, caring, compassion, love, and all the emotional qualities.
Each of us has sides, the emotional and the mental capacity. Very few
people develop both equally, therefore their cart often topples.
Emotionalism is just as much a danger as thinking without being in touch
with one's feelings. That too can go very much astray.
A person who goes too far on the side of rational thinking has to learn
to balance with feelings, the female side. Anyone who thinks to the
extent where the experience of feelings is hardly known has to practice
much mindfulness of feelings. On the other hand, the female side is often
emotionalism. This means we are carried away by our emotions and
consequently our thinking is impaired. The quality of logical thinking,
of delving into a thought process and being able to analyze, is not
possible when the emotions are at the forefront.
During yoga practice, the goal is to observe and understand the dance
between Shiva and Shakti. In this dance Shiva and Shakti flow in balance
with each other are bringing balance to the physical, emotional, and
spiritual aspects of the yogi.
When we experience blockages, or imbalances within our male/female
essence or energy the results can be disastrous and harmful to our
physical body as well as our mental body.
For example there is a belief that manic depression is common and occurs
when the right and left energies are uncontrolled or out of balance. When
a person is stuck on the right, the male manic side, then the body
becomes wiry and thin and heart attacks become prevalent. When stuck on
the left, the female depressive side the person becomes lethargic and fat
and easily depressed. The physical base of these energies is the perineum
in the male and the vulva in the female. Their other control point is the
left and right nostrils. Blocked nostrils and mucus can show a blockage
of these energies.
There can also be outward signs of imbalances, notice to see if you are
having issues with
males or females in your life and your body will begin to manifest these
imbalances in the form of maladies. Issues with males may result in
simple things like stubbing your toe on the right foot, hurting your
right elbow. The same goes with the opposite side of the body. Issues
with females manifest in the left side of your body.
The balancing of male and female energy needs to be seen as connecting
heart with mind. Energy and concentration have to balance. In yoga the
practice is to begin to allow the energy to realign itself with the body.
Meditation is one of the most effective tools that can be used to connect
and balance the male/female energies. Yoga is used to prepare the body
for meditation thus increasing the ability to have these energies find
their space and begin to realign, to balance, to find harmony. Chakra
balancing is an effective way in which to align those energies. Other
very effective tools for connecting and balancing are Reiki, Watsu and
pranayama work.
It is interesting that this knowledge that has been with us through many
centuries and was common place then to detect bodily, mental and spacial
ills should be so foreign and mysterious to us in this so called
"advanced" civilization. I believe that more and more as we enter the age
of "inspirato"1 we will begin to learn how to listen and connect with our
own energy. Only then will we begin to feel the balance and healing that
comes from this.
1. Inspirato-latin for inspiration. We will be moving from the age of
information to the age of a new world where compassion and respect for
ourselves, the universe and others will prevail.
Marti Angel, MA
"America's Health and Expert Lifestyle Coach"
Marti is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Professor, 200 RYT, Yoga
Therapist, Reiki Master level 2, Certified WATSU water therapist,
Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor
(Health Excel, Inc), Certified Nutraceutical Consultant, Certified
Health/Lifestyle Coach, Motivational Speaker and founder of the number
one alternative therapies site on the web,
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