equated with earth or creation, and inextricably linked with yang. Qualities traditionally ascribed to yin are the restful, the negative, and the feminine. Yin may be applied to character, occupation and environment.
(yin) and yang (yahng) – The Dao School believes that everything contains opposite forces of yin and yang which are mutually exclusive, yet interdependent, e.g. female (yin) vs. male (yang), front of the body (yin) vs. back of the body (yang).
"Shady side of the mountain", earth's receptive or yielding principle and one of the two fundamental energies of the universe; the relative tendency of centrifugal, expansion, growth, diffusion, cold, darkness, and other qualities whose energy tends to go up and outward.
A relative term (in relation to Yang) associated with the more substantial parts of our being and of nature. Yin is associated with the feminine, nourishment, dark, moist, coolness, substantial, and being rooted or grounded. In a word, yin is calm.
Yin (; literally "flourishing" and "blood red") is a rare Chinese surname dating to the fall of the Yin (Shang) Dynasty in 1046 BC. After the Yin's collapse, the surviving Yin ruling family collectively changed their surname from their royal surname å (pinyin: zi; Wade-Giles: tzu) to the name of their fallen capital and country, Yin (æ®·). The family remained aristocratic and often provided needed administrative services to the succeeding Zhou Dynasty.
The Yin was a short-lived kingdom during Chinaâ€™s Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period which lasted from 907 to 960 and bridged the time between the fall of the Tang Dynasty and the foundation of the Song Dynasty.