Once in a while — just about every February — things get a little mushy around here, and it’s not because of the slushy, melty snow outside. We know Valentine’s Day isn’t loved by everyone, but we’d like to think it’s a time of year when you can give yourself a little extra love and attention so that maybe the good times vibe will reverberate to others. This year it’s our pleasure to present a giveaway for a guide book that may help you in your efforts to, you guessed it, tend your heart fire. Literally. It’s called Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life and it’s a new book by Shiva Rea. (Read the review here, and read on below for more details.)
WIN: We are giving away three copies of Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life by Shiva Rea courtesy of Sounds True. This book has been described as a “rich guide” full of yogic history, personal anecdotes from Rea herself, and methods for practitioners of all levels, types and preferences to bring their yoga off the mat.
TO ENTER: It’s love poem time! (Oh, humor us.) Sure, Valentine’s Day, is totally cheesy and over-commercialized, but doggone it, if we can’t help but enjoy a little poetic and heartfelt expression. Remember Sir Edmund Spenser’s epic The Faerie Queene? You know, he’s the famous “roses are red, violets are blue” guy, dating all the way back to 1590. Taking his timeless words, we ask you to join us in writing your own updated version of the
cheeseball heartwarming tradition and make it your own.
My mat is red, my face is too
It’s so hot in here
and smells like a zoo.
OK, OK here’s our real one:
yoga is rad, you’re pretty cool
let’s make a date with a mat for two.
ooh la la
The giveaway is open until 11:59pm, Tuesday, February 18. Three winners will be chosen randomly and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to Kenny Jervis, Red Lotus Mama and Jenn R! Thanks to all for your sharing your fiery heartness. We enjoyed your poems. Keep it up!