This is part 1 of 6 in my blog series on the 6 basic principles for a healthy lifestyle - the following articles are also included in the series: Diet and Hydration (2/6), Sleep (3/6), Positive thinking (4/6), Movement and Breathing Techniques (5/6) and Discussion (6/6).
It's not difficult to be healthy, vital and productive - it's just an active choice you need to make! Once you've made your choice, you need to know what to do to feel better, because there are so many different ways, ideas and pathways to choose from. I know from personal experience that you can do a lot for yourself and your health by following the 6 basic principles that I will describe over the next few days. They are easy to understand and best of all, they work!
The 6 basic principles, initiated by Paul Chek, are based on creating a balance between yin and yang. The yin principles consist of diet, hydration and sleep, while the yang principles consist of breathing techniques, positive thinking and movement. You need to give each of the basic principles attention! It's easiest to start where you feel you can make a change without it taking too much. This in turn will give you the motivation and energy to change even things that feel more difficult to do something about at first. All changes take energy at first, but when you see the results you will have the energy and motivation to make further changes. Start where the resistance feels easiest to overcome and let it take time. Don't make too many changes at once, start with a few and go from there.
In the following articles I will give you an overview of the 6 basic principles. It is very important that you listen to your body and mind to understand what you need to do. The goal now is to understand what the 6 basic principles mean and how you can work with them in an effective way that works for you. Based on that understanding, the goal is to feel good from the inside out. I encourage you to spend time studying the basic principles on your own once you understand what they are all about.