Andrea Becky Hanson


Andrea Becky Hanson, Best Selling author, healing retreat facilitator, speaker, researcher, yoga, meditation and energy therapist and somatic intuitive has had the great fortune to live a life of learning, living and facilitating  healing practices. Founding Director of Merging Rivers Healing Practices, Inc.

Ask Andrea: Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda and is that Energy Healing?  

Ayurveda is the ancient (6,000 years old) comprehensive and amazing health and healing system of East India. It is based on natural cycles and the belief that we are unsurpassed, self healing instruments.  Ayurveda is a holistic approach meaning that the whole self is considered in terms of diagnosis of discomfort, disease or disorders and that no part is considered with our consideration of how it relates and interacts with the whole. The premise is that all is one and all is interrelated. The goal is to determine what is out of balance and bring it into balance to achieve harmony, optimum health and well being.

Ayurveda is largely preventative medicine in that it seeks to maintain balance at the most sensitive levels. Patients of Ayurvedic doctors pay the doctor to keep them well by treating the most minor ailments and bring balance. This is done on many levels and in many ways, such as through extensive assessment, recommended diet and habits that are individually designed for your unique mind/body constitution. Treatment can also include herbal remedies, Vedic astrological and numerological readings, gem stone healing, fasting and cleansing, massage and many more possibilities. Ayurveda is energy healing by its very basis of natural remedies and treatment for attunement to natural energetic cycles.  

This incredible science is self-informing, self empowering healing system and I highly recommend studying it if you haven’t and if it draws you. Please refer to my book, Light Through the Keyhole – The Power to Heal Life and Live Joy (pgs. 190-201) for further introduction and study of the basics of Ayurveda.

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