We often hear this Chinese saying 男左女右 nán zuǒ nǚ yòu [boy left girl right] and just how right is this phrase all about? It is unknown on the true origin as it could be related to Chinese Medicine, accordingly the left part of our body is Qi, right part is blood. Qi is Yáng阳 because it’s active while blood is Yīn阴 because it’s passive. Or it could have some connection to I Ching where philosophers of ancient China based on the two opposites. 乾 [qián] one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦symbolizing Heaven as in Yáng阳 (male) and 坤 [kūn] one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦symbolizing Earth as in Yīn阴(female). Yáng阳 is associated to masculine, active, creative, positive and LEFT, bright and hard. Yīn阴 is the opposite of Yáng阳 which is feminine, passive, receptive, negative and RIGHT, soft and dark. Would appreciate any comment towards the origin to seek enlightenment on the truth. Whatever it is the tradition and culture of 男左女右 [boy left girl right] stays on until today and a gentle reminder: Rule#1~ Woman is always Яight. Rule#2~ What if woman is wrong? Refer to Rule#1. Oops the men gonna peel and deep fry Bananaz for this.
Some Daoist and Hindu temples would apply this rule where the ladies would sit on the left hand side facing the altar and the men on the right hand side, that means from the altar facing out its boy left girl right. [RЯight is wrong, left is ЯRight..which is which? Not confused yet? Continue then haha..]