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Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea teaches vinyasa flow yoga worldwide. She has studied many forms of yoga and dance in India, Africa, Nepal, Jamaica, and Bali. She is a well-known contributor to Yoga...

Tending the Heart Fire

Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life

Shiva Rea

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"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow."

The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life.

Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including:

  • Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal
  • Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals
  • Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra
  • Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle
  • A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration

The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."

Product details

Hardcover Book:
Contents Hardcover book (289 pages)
Date Published January 01, 2014
ISBN-10 1-60407-709-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-709-4
Product Codes 2431, k2431, bk02431
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (289 pages)
Date Published January 01, 2014
Product Codes 2431w, k2431w, bk02431w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (289 pages)
Date Published January 01, 2014
Product Codes 2431e, k2431e, bk02431e

Customer Reviews

By Beth Lenco
Date Added: Wednesday 9 April 2014
This book is a prayer to life. Luminous. Shared with great wisdom, love, and generosity. The practices are powerful and the words and images, inspiring. Thank you Shiva!
By Annie Malone
Date Added: Thursday 2 January 2014
Shiva's heart and soul resonate within every word and image … a weaving and igniting of the universal threads at the core of this miracle of life … I have waited many years for Shiva to birth this Bible for Being … aware of our Sacred Lineage … aware of our Moment in time and motion … in awe … in love … on fire … Thank you Shiva … eternally
By Mary D
Date Added: Thursday 13 February 2014
I was a bit disappointed in this book after reading such rave reviews. I found it hard to read and confusing. The pages were too busy between the graphics, photos, different colored background and text. It was hard to focus on the subject matter.
By Paul Harrison
Date Added: Saturday 19 April 2014
Have to agree with Mary D. Much style over content which seems to be the norm for Shiva Rea

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