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: Distress and Ill Health

“What would you say is one of the main core causes of distress and ill health?"

This may surprise you, but I would say dehydration. It is imperative to stay hydrated to avoid dehydration. This sounds so simple, but most problems including physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and environmental can be traced to dehydration. Also, energy healing works so much better if we are hydrated. Our miraculous bodies, minds and spirits depend on proper hydration to carry out the trillions of self healing processes happening in each moment. All of these natural functions are interdependent and activated automatically by our body’s intrinsic wisdom.

If we are dehydrated, we are under avoidable stress and the self-healing functions must transfer energy towards survival instead of maintaining optimum health. Dehydration leads to other debilitating attacks on our natural self healing functions. Such attacks include lack of or inadequate sleep, impaired lymph drainage, impaired blood circulation, poor digestion, confused thinking, inadequate processing and release of toxins, imbalanced glandular secretions, joint pain, and the list goes on and on.

In the East Indian health and healing science of Ayurveda, these signals from the body are considered the first stage of a disease which is called Accumulation. The next stages are Aggravation, Dissemination, Localization, Manifestation and Chronicity or Disruption. This is an argument for living a life of finite balance and prevention and putting early attention on any feelings of discomfort with the intention of balancing. This is a continual dynamic process and proper hydration is the first step to being successful. Being consciously hydrated helps put your attention on your well being and reduces stress and the progression of any health problems.

Please refer to my book Light Through the Keyhole – The Power to Heal Life and Live Joy (pgs. 54-55) for recommendations and resources about hydration.