Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit

Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit

by Ana T. Forrest

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Overview

In Fierce Medicine, Ana Forrest, charismatic teacher and founder of Forrest Yoga, combines physical practice, eastern wisdom, and profound Native American ceremony to help heal everything from addictive behaviors and eating disorders to chronic pain and injury.

Fierce Medicine is also part memoir, detailing Ana Forrest's journey to move beyond her past as she helps others to do the same. Filled with helpful yoga exercises, Fierce Medicine teaches us to reconnect with our bodies, cultivate balance, and start living in harmony with our Spirits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061864254
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 783,971
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Ana T. Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. The creator of Forrest Yoga—a unique fusion of traditional yoga, new poses and sequences created by the author, Eastern wisdom, and Native American medicine—she is a contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other leading Asian and European wellness publications. Forrest teaches worldwide at yoga conferences, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings. She lives on Orcas Island, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Stalking Fear: From Prey to Predator 5

2 Walking Free of Pain: Suffering Is Optional 37

3 Truth Speaking: Building the Warrior's Heart 67

4 The Fiercest Medicine: A Brief Pause While You Die 95

5 Choosing Life: Setting Your Intent 113

6 Hunger Pains: Learning to Listen Within 137

7 Walking the Good Red Road: Becoming a Healer 161

8 Embodying Spirit: Romancing the Soul 183

9 Turning Shit Into Fertilizer: Coping with Setbacks 205

10 The Power of Ceremony: Creating Balance and Celebrating 229

11 Evolve or Die: Embracing Change 239

Afterword: The Braid of Three Truths 257

Acknowledgments 261

Index of Poses 263

What People are Saying About This

Caroline Myss

“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.”

Martha Beck

“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.”

John Friend

“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.”

Seane Corn

“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.”

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