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Tending the Heart Fire

Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life
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An illustrated guide for reconnecting with the sacred pulse of the heart and the flow of life.
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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."

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Contents Hardcover Book (289 pages) eBook (289 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, MOBI
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code BK02431 BK02431R
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-709-4 978-1-62203-468-0
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Shiva Rea

About 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 Journal and holds an MA in Dance from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures Program, where she also teaches.

Author photo © Debra McClinton

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Reviewed by Dashi
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Beautiful book, but....

Shiva's book is indeed a beautiful sight to behold, but the visual aspect (while lovely) overpowers the written content, making the bigger message harder to grasp (focus on and/or process). For a practice that invites us to simplify as a means to cultivate a single-pointed focus, this book invites us to multitask our minds with the busy, overly complex layout. I'd love to see a visual version and a written version so I could experience each layer separately. For me, the graphic layout takes away from the beauty of the written text, but that does not mean that I do not think the book is a work of art, nonetheless.

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Reviewed by Svetlana
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Guidelines for life! I love it!

The book has changed how I embody each season in my life. Because of the visuals and clear explanations, the journey through them became smooth and pleasant. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Veronica
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I LOVE this visual book.

Paul and Mary - I really disagree with you. The book has changed how I embody my heart because of the visuals and the journey Shiva takes us on and there is a lot of depth content. The book brings to together the concept of "tending the fire" from yoga, ayurveda, tantra and the science of the energetic heart in ways that have never been done before so the graphics and images really bring the material to life that is often dense. It is a visual book for sure. I LOVE IT!

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Reviewed by Paul H.
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Have to agree with Mary D. Much style over content which seems to be the norm for Shiva Rea

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Reviewed by Beth L.
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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!

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