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Yin & Yang Meridians, Keep it Simple

12 Meridians – 6 Yin, 6 Yang

There are 6 Yin meridians.

3 Yin Meridians on the arms

3 Yin Meridians on the arms


Yin meridians are located on the anterior (front) and medial (inside) areas of the body.

  • Three are 3 Yin meridians on the arms.
  • Three are  3 Yin meridians on the legs.All of these meridians are found on the anterior (front) and medial aspects of the limbs, the abdomen and chest. The meridians run longitudinally along the limbs, so they are spaced out quite evenly on the anterior-medial aspect of the limbs.

 

3 Yang meridians on the arm

3 Yang Meridians on the arms

There are 6 Yang meridians.

Yang meridians are located on the posterior (back) and lateral (outside) areas of the body.

  • Three Yang meridians on the arms.
  • Three Yang meridians  on the legs.

All of these meridians are found on the posterior (back) and lateral aspects of the limbs, the back, head, and face. Of course there has to be an exception! The Stomach meridian, a Yang meridian, spans the abdomen and chest.

Get that Yang Qi Moving!

In general we want to move the Qi in the Yang meridians with vigor, and nourish the Qi in the Yin meridians with presence, poise, and calmness. In practice this translates into quicker strokes along the Yang areas of the body and slower, deeper contact on the Yin areas.
To affect the Qi in the meridians, prompt yourself during a massage to “feel for the Qi” and then allow your body to answer via your hands-on technique.
Learn all about the meridians by enrolling in Guide to the 12 Meridians, online at Big Tree School of Natural Healing.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

2 Comments

  1. Dallas Massage on August 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    What an eye opening article on merdians.

  2. Genesis M. Roy, LMT, ISHA on October 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you Cindy for the perfect way to remember the Yin and Yang Meridians … <3

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