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A Warrior’s Heart

Where is my Guru Book Guru review of Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine.
Originally published on the WIMG blog.

Punch Fear in the Face

“To work with what I call ‘Warrior’s Heart’ is to plant your feet when you feel that energy coming up, take a moment to sort through the signals you’re sending yourself, and ask, What is the most healing response that will bring me to a resolution I can be proud of?”

Within the pages of Fierce Medicine, Ana Forrest explores her past and shows us how she overcame her obstacles and the very difficult emotions and fears that become ingrained in our minds and bodies through our experiences. This book will shake your world, ask you to look deep inside yourself, and how from a place of brutal truth and love you can heal from the difficult hard emotions we hang onto.

Although some of the content is asana based, Ana presents her Forrest Yoga and the benefits of certain poses with regards to working through our difficult emotions, this book can also be approached purely for the lessons that Ana weaves throughout her stories. She explores not just yoga, but also other methods of healing through her experiences with Native American Medicine.

“Turning your karma to dharma mean figuring out what to do with what’s been done to you. Look for the gifts in your experience.”

There’s no doubt about it, this is an intense read. Ana is an intense powerful woman who really embodies the word fierce. Her determination and courage to overcome her experiences and traumas is inspirational to say the least. Her stories are often heart wrenching but through these her lessons are made tangible.

Fierce Medicine personally propelled me into some very intense evaluations of my own fears and brought awareness of how these emotions influence my life. This book is more of an experience than just a book, and gives us practical tools for overcoming our own wounds.

Tune into this Friday’s WIMG radio show to hear more about Fierce Medicine and how you can begin to incorporate some of Ana’s fierce medicine into your life.

Jenn Grosso Day 190 - 365 Picture-a-day Project

Jenn Grosso Day 190 – 365 Picture-a-day Project

WIMG Book Guru Review of Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine by Jenn Grosso – See more at: http://www.whereismyguru.com/blog/a-warriors-heart-review-of-ana-forrests-fierce-medicine-by-jenn-grosso/#sthash.vZHEpyBI.dpuf

WIMG Book Guru Review of Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine by Jenn Grosso – See more at: http://www.whereismyguru.com/blog/a-warriors-heart-review-of-ana-forrests-fierce-medicine-by-jenn-grosso/#sthash.vZHEpyBI.dpuf
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Fierce Medicine

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I’m very excited to announce that my next Where Is My Guru Book Guru review will be on Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine! Now I know this book isn’t new, published back in 2011, however for some reason totally beyond my comprehension I have yet to delve into this gem. Better late than never I figure? I’ve heard and read so many different reactions to this book so I’m excited to share my own take and reading experience with you.

All I’m going to say for now is that, as I’ve been reading Fierce Medicine, all I can think of is WHOA. This book is intense. The “shake your world, makes you look at yourself a little differently” kind of intense. To find out more tune into the WIMG radio show on Friday, July 12th at 11am EST for my live on-air review!

Ana Forrest on creating a practice: “Make change a practiced skill. Whatever it is you yearn to do or be, you must practice it, study it, or teach it – at least one of the three – every day.”

Day 162 of my photo-a-day 365 Project. Sitting with Ana Forrest's Fierce Medicine.

Day 162 of my photo-a-day 365 Project. Sitting with Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine.

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