Yang is the masculine, positive principle in Chinese philosophy. It’s associated with heaven and activity.

Have you balanced your yin and yang? In Chinese philosophy, these two qualities or principles, which exist in everyone, represent femaleness (yin) and maleness (yang). Achieving a balance between the two is considered important for having a happy, healthy life. Yang has to do with maleness as well as heaven, light, activity, and warmth. The black and white symbol of yin and yang represents how they complete a whole. Yin and yang are almost always discussed together.

Definitions of yang
  1. noun
    the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
    “yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence”
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    the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
    type of:
    principle, rule, tenet
    a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
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