- Is this area exposed and out facing the world (yang) or is this area sunken and protected from the world (yin)?
- Are your shoulders set back and wide (yang) or are they hunched forward and down (yin)?
Regardless of how you are holding your chest, shoulders and arms, begin to soften this area from it’s automatic holding pattern. Try the following for a short series of 4 or 5 breathing cycles:
- If you are yang – broad chested go into a yin position slowly with your next exhalation of breathe. With an inhalation go into your normal posture.
- If you are yin – sunken and protected chest, rise up and go into a yang position with your next inhalation. Return to your familiar posture on an exhalation.
The possible yin/yang chest stories:
Yin – represents the moon, water and emotions – Too much without balance of Yang – introverted (Western culture labels it – being a victim)
Yang – represents the sun, dessert and action – Too much without yin – extroverted (Western culture labels it – aggressive)
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