Happy New Year!

              Wishing you a year filled with health, love, peace, joy and prosperity! Happy 2017!       Looking forward to seeing you more often! Much love and gratitude for your light and presence in my life,         Maria Helena Anderson    

Opening the Pathway to Peace Within…Releasing Anger From The Liver

Several years ago when I started practicing yoga and became aware of the energy flow in my body, I had an energy healing session with my yoga master.  She “poked” the right side of my body, on the liver area. I felt so much pain and didn’t understand why. I was told I needed to express myself better, to speak my truth when I needed to because I was holding on to some pretty strong emotions. For a very long time I wasn’t allowed to express my emotions, my frustrations and especially my anger towards a situation of abuse and

Caring for the Kidneys to Preserve Life Force

  In Traditional Chinese Medicine the kidneys are the fountain of youth, the foundation of vital life and longevity,  they store the Essence of Life Force, inherited from our parents. The Energy in our bodies flow when we are relaxed, when we are mindful, conscious of our actions and present at each moment ( not necessarily an easy thing to do). I have learned about the importance of flow of Energy within the body, through yoga, mindful breathing and meditation. I also have learned ( and experienced it) that when the emotions take control of our lives, there is very

Healing Wounds in the Heart for Expansion of the Soul

As energy beings, we cannot expand if our hearts are not open. The wounded heart learns to shield itself for protection blocking the natural flow of energy within the body. Several years ago I  went to Sedona, in Arizona, to be part of an Energy Healing training program. The journey for my personal healing started there. During the training I became aware of the wounds in my heart. Those wounds were causing havoc to my emotional and physical health and well being. My soul wanted to fly, however the weight within was holding me back. The secret to tap into

Breathe…

Many Eastern cultures have long recognized the importance of breathing to cultivate a positive relationship between the body and the mind. One that promotes a more tranquil state of being and a more resilient physiology. In order to fully relax we must gain control of our breathing and learn to breathe through our stomachs. Remember that relaxation is truly an elixir for body, mind and spirit. The secret is simply to breathe…deeply and often. A natural rhythm of breathing includes inhalation, exhalation and resting. Let’s try some breathing exercises so we can all enjoy the benefits of a more mindful

The Role of the Healer in the Healing Process

When we prepare ourselves to give our client a massage/energy session is very important that we attune ourselves to the peaceful place within. In that space we are able to connect with the needs of the client. We don’t know the whole story behind a physical or emotional condition of a person so, we must be able to tap on our intuition to guide us with the flow of hands, proper pressure and environment comfort and even the words we speak. We just can feel reverence, compassion and mercy  towards a client when the same feelings towards ourselves have been

Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016! As the new year shows its light and promises, let’s be mindful of the importance of our well being. If our body and mind are in check, delving into the realm of our dreams becomes a much more fun and easy experience. Let’s be proactive with the health of our hearts, bodies, and minds. Be more positive in the information you choose to read and watch, push the stop button whenever you feel the need to–remember, you are in control. Hopefully this will be the year you are able to make meditation and massage part of your regular

Introspection for Self-Healing and the Healing of Our Planet

We cannot deny that we are living in times of great turmoil not only in the world we live in, but (for many of us) in the world within. We face the choice to either be paralyzed by fear or be active participants and co creators of a new paradigm in both worlds. We might ask ourselves if it is possible for one single individual to make a difference. Being an incurable optimist …I will always and invariably say…yes! If more and more research has been proving the power of the positive thinking ( and positive actions) in medical treatments

Brain Health and Water

Nothing a human being does is done without the brain. So in order to live a healthy life, it is important that we adopt habits that take into consideration the health of our brains. I decided to write about the importance of water and the brain after observing firsthand my son’s amazing improvement with focus and relief of anxiety at school, after he began making a conscious effort to drink more water. We were taught by a professional of brain integration that water facilitates the brain’s electrical energy for all the brain functions, including thoughts and memory processes. After taking

Massage to Aid Resilience in Times of Change

It’s hard to deny that the times we are living in right now are times of great transformation, not only in the planet, but mostly in personal and familial lives, the true root of what we see reflected in the world outside of us. Because the unexpected happens more often than we are prepared for, it is really critical that we cultivate good personal habits to deal with stress of any kind, be it a loss, illness, financial issues, break up of a relationship or anything we could think of that makes us feel unsafe. As obvious as it is