Synopses & Reviews
As the creator of Forrest Yoga ,Ana T. Forrest has been transforming peopleslives 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 youve never done yoga or are a seasonedpractitioner, Ana Forrests practices, stories,and exercises will help you uncover yourown warriors heart. With this wise woman as yourtrusted guide, you, too, can become centered,strong, and more alive than ever before.
“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
“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
“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 & #8220;Off the Mat, Into the World & #8221;
“One of the most compelling, inspiring, and eloquent stories you will ever read. I absolutely could not put it down and Im thrilled for all the other readers who will be captivated by Anas storytelling and wisdom.” Martha Beck, bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star
“One of the most compelling, inspiring, and eloquent stories you will ever read. I absolutely could not put it down and Im thrilled for all the other readers who will be captivated by Anas storytelling and wisdom.”
—Martha Beck, bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star
Charismatic yoga master, respected teacher, and acclaimed healer Ana Forrest shares her inspiring life story for the first time in Fierce Medicine. Along the way, she reveals methods that anyone can use to overcome the emotional stresses and spiritual burdens that stand in the way of health and happiness. For readers of Yoga Journal and fans of Cameron Alborzians The Guru in You or Judith Orlaffs Emotional Freedom, Forrests moving, personal story and her profound lessons in physical, emotional, and mental healing will be a fierce—and very welcome—medicine.
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.
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.