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

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

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by Ana T. Forrest
 

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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

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062091734
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
69,921
File size:
13 MB
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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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”

Meet 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.

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Fierce Medicine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Angel_of_Yoga More than 1 year ago
Fierce Medicine is very important because it addresses modern life and ties it to Forrest Yoga--a practice that is designed for contemporary concerns. We sit all day. Our shoulders and necks are stiff from working at desks and with computers. She gets it. I have now read this book 5 times. Why? Each time I read it, I find another pearl of knowledge that I missed the first time. That repetition is important for another reason too. As Forrest explains, we need constant reminders to change habitual patterns of behavior. For instance, I just realized that it's oh so true that when I struggle, I cannot absorb anything and become frozen. So, I set myself to stop as mindfully as possible. And when that struggle stuff creeps up again--whether on or off the yoga mat--I have to reset yet again. And that's ok. As Forrest notes, the important first step is to realize that this is going on. Then, move forward with breath and get beyond that ingrained gunk. Forrest also discusses the lessons she learned and how she emerged from a harrowing childhood and found a calling that helps others throughout their lives. Her journey takes her around the world to learn different healing and learning modalities. She finds the Native American tradition as a way that works for her and offers its gifts to the reader. Whether or not you practice yoga, her insights are valuable. She ties her life and her practice together with photos and descriptions of poses that benefit the mind and the body (which she persuasively argues are interconnected). Her most important advice? If you're in a tight spot, breathe more deeply.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very inspiring and interesting. Coming from a dysfunctional family and living a dysfuctional life after leaving home, this book inspires me to believe I can always improve and be the person I want to be in the Yoga world.
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Pads back in with a mouse and sits down to eat it.