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Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit Paperback – July 10, 2012
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“As a teacher, this is a book that I would certainly share with my students, but as a student myself, there is much in this book that will aid in my own growth and for that I am grateful. I highly recommend this book to all seekers on the path.” (Seane Corn, internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and founder of “Off the Mat, Into the World”)
“One of the most compelling, inspiring, and eloquent stories you will ever read. I absolutely could not put it down and I’m thrilled for all the other readers who will be captivated by Ana’s storytelling and wisdom.” (Martha Beck, bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star)
“Fierce Medicine is a journey from the wounded to the healed soul using the grace and elegance of yoga as a guide. Ana Forrest has given us all the best of herself in this book.” (Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Defying Gravity)
“Fierce Medicine is classic Ana Forrest: straight ahead life tales from one of the meteors of the modern yoga movement...laced with the intense focus of a Tiger seeking the freedom of the heart.” (John Friend, Founder of Anusara yoga)
From the Back Cover
As the creator of Forrest Yoga ,Ana T. Forrest has been transforming people’slives throughout the world for more thanthirty-five years. Her unique blend of physicalpractice, Eastern wisdom, and profoundNative American ceremony takes her teachingsliterally off the mat and into daily life—toheal everything from addictive behaviors andeating disorders to chronic pain and injury. InFierce Medicine, Forrest tells her own story ofhealing from the scars of abuse and physicalhandicaps, and reveals the proven practices thatenabled her to move beyond her past into a lifecommitted to helping others reconnect withtheir bodies, cultivate balance, and start living inharmony with their Spirits.
In her unique, powerful, and inviting voice,Ana Forrest reveals how to:
Learn to stalk fear and break free from it instead of running from it.
Be attentive to your body, discovering its own inherent healing properties.
Speak and act from a place of honesty and compassion.
Cultivate an open heart that is feeling, responsive, and reflexive and able to embrace change.
Harness your intuition and the courage to live in alignment with your Spirit.
Whether you’ve never done yoga or are a seasonedpractitioner, Ana Forrest’s practices, stories,and exercises will help you uncover yourown warrior’s heart. With this wise woman as yourtrusted guide, you, too, can become centered,strong, and more alive than ever before.
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The story is a personal one and the personal nature of how Ana Forrest came to achieve her own transformation is frankly shared. What she learned through this personal process is then taken to another level as she applies it to offer teaching and advise to others. One may or may not agree with what she has to say or like it or even respect it but in my opinion she does describe how she achieves Yoga or unity in her own personal journey, so beyond that it's really up to each individual reader to take what is relevant from her narrative and use it or not as suits them. Rating the experiences described as good, bad or indifferent is to be expected as Ana Forrest is a public figure who has forged a reputation for herself as a modern day Yoga guru. That being said respect in the expression of all such opinions is the job of everyone else who seeks to understand more about themselves though consideration of her story so in my book the honest sharing of that story is to be appreciated no matter what else the reader may think.
Yes there are yoga poses and sequences included, but there is so much more.