Warrior Pose

Warrior Pose

How Yoga (literally) Saved My Life

eBook - 2013
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"An amazing journey through war zones and global crises . . . [and] an inner journey of profound self healing and personal transformation" (Felicia Tomasko, editor-in-chief, LA Yoga Magazine ).

At the pinnacle of his career as a foreign correspondent, a broken back and failed surgery left Brad Willis permanently disabled and condemned to life in a body brace. Then came a diagnosis of terminal, stage IV throat cancer.

At his fiftieth birthday party, friends gathered around Willis, who was crippled, almost mute, depressed, strung out on narcotic medications, and dying. Halfway through the celebration, Willis realized the party's true purpose--his friends were there to say goodbye.

Everyone knew Willis was on his way out . . . everyone except his two-year-old son, who urged, "Get up, Daddy!"

His son's words ringing in his ears, Willis chose to abandon Western medicine and embrace the most esoteric practices of yoga to heal his body, mind, and soul--ridding himself of cancer and fully restoring his back. As a symbol of his journey, he took the spiritual name Bhava Ram, which means "living from the heart."

Warrior Pose is an adventure chronicling some of the most momentous events of our time through a journalist's eyes, an unforgettable story about the power of love between father and son, and a transformational journey of self-healing, inner peace, and wholeness.

"A miraculous affirmation of the power of self-healing, a war story, a love story, and a spiritual journey of epic proportion." --Dr. Emmett Miller, pioneer of mind-body medicine

"Willis' memoir may prove an invaluable guide for those hoping to attain similar positive changes for themselves." -- Booklist
Publisher: Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, [2013]
ISBN: 9781937856700
1937856704
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm.)

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JCLHelenH Nov 22, 2016

This is not beautiful writing and could have benefited from a ruthless editor. Despite this, I recommend it for those looking for inspiration or those considering alternatives to a traditional path.

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