I admit that I am a woman who finds it VERY easy to be in “yang” mode. What is yang you say? Yang is the masculine energy, it’s logical, task oriented, action heavy, active, harder and more driven externalised energy. It loves lists, plans, organisation and planning. It’s all about the “giving”. It’s usually rushed…

Yin, on the other hand, is feminine energy. It is creative, intuitive, relaxed, reflective, quiet, open, softer and earthy energy. It’s all about the “receiving”.

It’s great to have a balance of both in equal measures, but most Mum’s I know have a massive supply of YANG – giving to children, partners, work, housework, planning and finances! Ahhhh. When does it stop and take a rest? If you are overtly yang, you lose your ability to tap into that beautiful goddess within and find peace and relaxation.

Take the quiz below to see where you are at…

Select the appropriate response (A, B, C or D) and then add up your score with the numbers below them.

A= Rarely  B = Sometimes  C = Often  D = Always

Do you live your life by “to do” lists and always revise and review what tasks you need to accomplish?

A    B    C    D
1     2    3     4

Do you make time weekly for creative pursuits – whether that be dancing, singing, painting, gardening, designing, crafts, writing, cooking up special dishes, renovating, art galleries? etc

A    B    C    D
4     3    2     1

Do you connect regularly with nature and really feel the energy and healing properties of trees, animals and flowers?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you allow others or ask others to give support and help to you?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you put aside time to be quiet and reflective within – such as meditating, sitting in a park, creative visualizing or day dreaming?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you feel patient, calm and serene whilst interacting in public?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you get frustrated in queue’s and traffic thinking about your time getting wasted?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

Do you have cycles in your working life where you drop back the intensity a bit and take it easy to recoup your strength and energy?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you over-give time and energy to others so that you run yourself down?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

Do you put yourself and your time and energy first in all relationships (whether lovers, friend, children)?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

How often do you creatively express yourself into the world?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Are you always shouting your friends or colleagues coffees or lunches?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

Do you always go out of your way to thank people for support such as buying gifts, thank you cards or trying to “repay” the favour?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

How often do you treat yourself to a pampering session – massage, facial, healing, pedicure etc?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you have relationships with people that seem to “take” from you and never give?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

When a conflict arises in your life, do you ever look within to see why you are attracting this experience in your life?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do your friends and colleagues ever describe you as an “earth mother” or Goddess?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you take a day off work or life when you are going through a difficult or rough patch?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you listen to your body and ask it what’s wrong when you have an ache or pain or illness?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

Do you go to the doctor for medicine as soon as your body becomes ill or sick?

A    B    C    D

1     2    3     4

Do you allow yourself to do child-like things that an adult would not normally do?

A    B    C    D

4     3    2     1

 

SCORE
For all of your questions, take note of the answer (A, B, C or D) and use the number system to work out your total score. Then read the range you fall in.

20 – 40

You have a great balance of yin energy and understand what it means to nurture yourself. Well done! Look at the above questions and any scores that are 3 or 4 – you could try working on that area of your life to ensure you have complete balance. If you only had 1 or 2 scores (hence in 20’s) – well done Earth Goddess! Keep going with your strategy and you have my 100% approvalJ

40 – 60

You are probably a bit too yang in your energy and need to do a little work to address this imbalance. Think through your day-to-day habits and mental thoughts. Is there room for a bit of flow and relaxation? What might you tweak to make all the difference? Work out what “hard” structures you might have in place and try pulling a few down. It might seem a little challenging at first but look at those questions you scored a 3 or 4 on and work out what habits you can create to bring them back to a 2 or 1. These might include more fun, friend connections, pampering to self and taking on a creative (right brain activity) like painting or music.

60 – 80

You’re a yang expert!! You probably don’t understand your feminine side and are too busy working away to notice what that even means! You probably don’t know how to relax and have some fun. You need a good reboot of yin – which means you have some big work to do to balance the scales. Forget working on some life habits and tweaking your schedule – you need to lose yourself in the yin aspects of life for a good few months to come back to balance and wellbeing. Try doing some Sacral Chakra activities (contact me for a list of them debbie@rezinate.com.au) to get you into a better balance. They will most likely feel foreign to you. Good! That means you need themJ

Need a hit of energy? Get in touch with us. Debbie & James Pask


  • What an interesting survey. I thought i was more evenly balanced but no.

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  • 67!! Yep that’s me so busy I never have to to relax .. So I guess I need to embrace some change in my life

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  • Thanks for sharing this interesting quiz.

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  • lol this was a bit of fun!

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  • Yang and now I know for real. Will sleep better tonight knowing this information. Reading up on more info tomorrow.

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  • 57 so I am in the 40-60 range and a bit too yang.
    Thanks for the article it was very interesting.

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  • Apparently I am quite balanced. Phew!

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  • thanks I think I need to work on my balance, I was 40-60 range

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  • I’m a tiny bit too Yang

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  • I am very YANG but I don’t see anything wrong with that.

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  • Love little quizzes like this! I’m balanced! Lol

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  • Very thought provoking. Looking at those 3 & 4’s.

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  • interesting thanks for sharing

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  • Good to know where I fall, now to email!

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  • It looks like most of us are too Yang, is that because we have to do everything for ourselves?

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