The Yin-Yang sign is a sign that comes from Taoism. Taoism is a Chinese philosophical and religious movement. In Taoism people do not believe in a personal God, as Christians do, but in a kind of primal force from which everything originates. Tao stands for the eternal and unlimited. It stands for the basis of everything. For good and evil, for earth and heaven, for soul, for primal power, for creation, for nothing and for everything. The aim is to bring man into complete harmony with nature and the universe. In Taoism people also believe in reincarnation; being born again. People are born again until they have become one with the universe, nothing and everything. Then that person reached immortality and ceased to be immortal.
It was emperor Jia Jing who had the operation of meridian balls thoroughly investigated in the sixteenth century. What looks like an unthinking game, the rotation of 2 metal balls in the palm, is in reality a technique with a healing effect. Qi is the name for life energy that flows through our body. The channels through which this energy flows are called meridians; these are connected to the most important organs and senses in the body. The palms of the hands also contain points of contact or energy centres, and the rotation of the meridian balls in the hands stimulates the reflex zones, and the energy that is released is transferred to the different body zones via the meridians. In this way healing or alleviation of disorders can be achieved (but it is by no means a solution for all complaints).
The meridian balls are available in different sizes; start with the smaller balls and try to turn the balls in both left and right hands. If this exercise goes well for you then try to turn the balls around without them touching each other. If you have developed some skill in this, it is wise to use larger balls. With this you learn to rotate the balls to the fingertips. Over time you will notice that the hands and fingers also become more supple. Change the direction of rotation regularly. By releasing new energy in this natural way you can feel more comfortable. The ability to concentrate and the inner strength increase.
There is a mechanism in the balls that causes a soft vibration to occur inside the balls as a result of the movement in the hands. Each large ball has a diameter of approximately 4 cm. They come in a set of two, in a padded box with beautiful Chinese silk embroidery. These chrome-plated steel balls are easy to maintain. If you don’t use the balls for a while, treat them the way you would treat your car’s chromework: Rub a small amount of oil or chrome polish onto the surface of the balls with a dry cloth to prevent corrosion. The meridian balls come in a red, blue, green or black box.
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