What's the Difference between Masculine and Feminine Energy?

Have you even been told you have a ton of masculine energy? Or that you have too much feminine energy?

What the heck does that even mean?

Let’s start off with a quick explanation of what your energy is.

Energy is your electromagnetic vibration. It extends away from your body in all directions and can be felt by other people.

Many of us know what it feels like to have a lot of energy, or not so much. But your true energy field is a by product of much more than just how much sleep you’ve had, what you’ve been eating, and how busy or not you’ve been.

Your energy is also of product of how your breathing, your thoughts - which occur and are processed in your head-brain, and your emotions - which occur and are processed in your heart-brain.

What is masculine energy?

Masculine energy is like a shout. It comes from the head brain, is logical, assertive, organized, impatient, and striving.

It’s also associated with doing, knowledge, rushing, and aggression.

Masculine energy is strong and hard.

What is feminine energy?

Feminine energy is like a sigh. It comes from the heart brain, is intuitive, abstract, tranquil, and nurturing.

It’s associated with being, synthesizing, creativity, and knowing.

Feminine energy is soft and receptive.

Which is better?

Neither. Masculine and feminine energy simply vary in intensity, a shout vs. a sigh. At the end of the day, both can produce the same result.

Imagine this:

You’re standing at the end of a still pond with a smooth, round stone in your hand.

You slam the stone down into the pond as hard as you can producing ripples that are big and strong. They move fast, far, and wide. The ripples’ impact on the shore is immediately obvious, causing movement in the sand and grasses that line the edge.

But, underneath the surface something else has happened. Some of the little fish that live in that pond are startled and scared. They dart away, feeling threatened from the aggression or intimidated by the power. They are going to tell their fish friends to stay away.

Now, instead of slamming that stone into the water, imagine gently placing it in.

The ripples produced are slight and small. Their movement is slow and cause no obvious or immediate impact on the shore. They may not even have reached the shore.

But underneath the surface, there is a gentle sway. Our little fish friend may be unaffected or even curious, coming up to explore what’s going on. Feeling safe and unhurried, he’s free to make a decision about whether to stick around or run away.

Both energies are good and necessary. Both have a time and a place, depending on the impact you’re looking to make in your career, on the people around you, or on your life path.

You can increase your masculine or feminine energy in as a little as two minutes a day.

How to increase your masculine energy:


Wonder Woman Power Stance

Set a timer for two minutes and do the Wonder Woman Power Stance.

Stand with your feet a little more than hip width apart.

Place your hands on your hips.

Lift and broaden your chest.

Keep your chin parallel with the floor, eyes open wide and focused out in front of you.

Feel strong, powerful, confident, proud, and capable.

How to increase your feminine energy:


Supta Baddha Konasana

Set a timer for two minutes and do Supta Baddha Konasana, or reclined bound angle pose.

Lie on your back.

Place the soles of your feet together and allow your knees to open out to the sides. Think butterfly pose.

If your knees or hips are uncomfortable, place yoga blocks, rolled blankets, or pillows underneath them for support.

If your low back is uncomfortable, lie back on a bolster or a few pillows so your body is reclined rather than flat.

Relax your arms by your sides or gently rest them anywhere comfortable on your body.

Close your eyes.

Relax all your muscles and facial features.

Feel soft, open, receptive, and calm.

You are meant to have both types of energy. So how do you know which one needs some cultivation and attention? Pay attention to how you feel, what you’ve been doing in the world, and the results you’ve been getting.

Take a moment now to honor the healthy expression of both your masculine and feminine energy. List one to three great things you love about each in the comments below.

Cathy WeissComment