Were you able to watch the Warrior Pose book premiere event on Health Geek TV? I waved at you. 🙂 I have never been to a book premiere before but I’m sure the release of Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life (affiliate link) by Bhava Ram (AKA Brad Willis) was unique.
My sister-in-law who is light years ahead of me in terms of the mind-body connection joined me at the event. We’re the third and fourth people in the third row in the photo above. It was an adventure for both of us in many ways though.
Neither of us had been to the University of San Diego campus let alone the Joan Croc Institute for Peace & Justice. Fortunately there was an attached parking garage because it was a rare evening in San Diego — we had rain!
We gathered in the lovely rotunda outside the conference center and when the doors opened there was a wonderful exhibition of yoga. I loved the idea of doing a routine without instruction. Maybe some day?
It was very soothing and inspiring. The formal presentation began with an introduction by Bhava Ram‘s lovely wife, Laura Plumb who spoke about how important the next speaker was in her and Bhava’s journey.
Dr. Emmett Miller, a medical pioneer in mind-body medicine, is well known for guided imagery and meditation. His soothing voice was so relaxing and I will try one of his CDs soon. Too soon, he introduced Bhava Ram also known as Brad Willis, former NBC correspondent.
Although I’ve read most of the book, it was a very different experience hearing passages read by the author. It was his life story being told and he added emphasis and emotion in ways I did not as a reader. I will go back now and read those passages again with more understanding.
His story also teaches the power of love. If not for the love of his son, Brad might never have gotten off the couch to fight his diagnosis of terminal cancer.
You know, I love stories about transformation because it inspires me as I go through my own. There are so many lessons in Warrior Pose and I think a new one might find its way to your heart each time you read the book.
Note: I was provided free VIP admission which included a copy of the book and meditation CD for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Midlife Finance says
Sounds like a great experience. I live near a campus too and should take advantage of these kind of programs. My yoga teacher stops teaching at the studio near my house so now I need to find a new yoga session. 🙁