Yin Yang Mandala Symbol
Yin yang symbolizes male-female, light-dark, sky-earth, dragon-tiger and up-down. It represents the balance of life. Evil thrives when yin and yang are out of balance. Good prevails as long as yin and yang are balanced. A room or home will “feel” unbalanced when the yin yang, or water and fire Feng Shui energies, are out of balance.
The yin yang symbol lends itself well to the circular mandala and yantra. However, it doesn’t really work as a religious mandala or yantra in the traditional sense. In religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, the mandala and yantra are designed to encompass deities, kings or Buddhas within four gates. The deities, kings or Buddhas included in the design are chosen based on one’s meditative goals.
In the sense that a mandala or yantra is intended to be used as a tool for meditation, the yin yang symbol works quite well. It is more in keeping with the Hindu yantra, though, because the yantra is generally only a few colors. Mandalas are usually much more colorful.
Colors used in the yin yang design can be chosen to help clear and balance your chakras while meditating. For example, a blue and pink, turquoise or green yin yang mandala can help you focus on balancing the throat and heart chakras. A yin yang design with two fish could be helpful if your purpose for meditating involves abundance or fertility.
Yin Yang Art and Jewelry
The yin yang symbol is used in mandala art, jewelry and on just about anything else you might think to put it on. Its design is aesthetically pleasing and it serves as an acknowledgement of the need for balance in one’s life. A yin yang necklace made with natural gemstones can be used in meditation to clear and align chakras and worn as a beautiful piece of jewelry. A yin yang pendant made from olive jade and pink tourmaline, for example, is excellent for the heart chakra.