From covering the front lines of the Gulf War to investigating Colombian drug lords to living with freedom fighters in the mountains of Afghanistan, war correspondent Brad Willis was accustomed to risk. But when mortal danger came, it was from an unexpected direction. At the pinnacle of his career, a broken back and failed surgery left Willis permanently disabled and condemned to life in a body brace. Then came a diagnosis of terminal, stage IV throat cancer. At his 50th 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 2-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 stands for 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.
|Publication date:||23rd May 2013|
|Author:||Brad Willis, Bhava Ram|
|Categories:||Memoirs, Coping with illness & specific conditions, Complementary therapies, healing & health, Press & journalism,|
Brad Willis a.k.a. Bhava Ram is a former NBC News war correspondent who reported from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and beyond. He is the recipient of the prestigious Alfred I. duPont Award, considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for his work inside Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation. Self-healed from a broken back, failed surgery, and cancer, he is now devoted to teaching the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder of Deep Yoga, based in San Diego, the author of two previous books, a spiritual musician, and leader of Mastery ...More About Brad Willis, Bhava Ram