take the time to reflect on the following questions: to check
how balanced we are.
How are your relationships with the men
in your life? Father, brothers, uncles, male boss, male friends?
As a woman, how do you feel about expectationsof holding down
a job as well as being a wife and mother?
As a woman, how do you feel about expressing nurturing and caring
a man, how do you feel about expectations placed on you to remain
strong and yet nurture and care?
How do you feel about being a provider. The outside world and
the world of work are represented by the masculine energy. What
is your attitude to these worlds? How do you relate to money,
power, politics? How do you give?
Are you authoritative, controlling, assertive, dominant? How are
your relationships with the women in your life? Mother, sisters,
aunts, female boss, female friends? As a man, how do you feel
showing the vulnerable, caring and nurturing aspect of yourself?
Do you think too much? Are you intellectual?
Do you rationalise, analyse and compartmentalise everything?
Are you afraid of the future or do you want to rush headlong forward?
Is the right side of your body relaxed and strong or is it weak,
damaged or tense?
Our yang side is governed by our left brain, which is intellectual,
controlling and outgoing
-any problems are reflected physically in the right side of the
the left side of your body relaxed and strong or is it weak,damaged
Our yin side is governed by our right brain, which is creative,
intuitive and nurturing -
any problems are reflected physically in the left side of the
do you feel about nourishing and healing others? Can you be tender,
compassionate and wise?
Do you honour your intuition? Do you let your creative and artistic
Are you able to listen? Can you ask for help? How do you receive?
Do you hold on to the past or do you deny it?