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YogaDork Giveaway: ‘Tending the Heart Fire’ by Shiva Rea

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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.)

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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.

We’ll start:

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

Your turn! Please share in the comments. You can also share on our facebook page or @yogadork on twitter.

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!

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  • Kenny Jervis

    Some Studios are Hot
    Some are Cool
    Lend me your Heart
    Ill treasure the Jewel

  • Jenn

    Open your heart,
    Breathe through your nose,
    I’ll be thinking of you,
    in savasana pose.

  • Kirsten Brademeyer

    I think I may fart,
    I think you might too.
    Thank god for the incense,
    Shit, I missed the next cue.

  • KCW

    Hips are open
    My heart is too
    After we OM
    I will show you

  • Muladhara is red.
    Vishuddha is blue.
    My chakras are aligned.
    Let the energy flow through.

  • Amy G

    Up dog, Down Up,
    Warrior One and Two
    After this straddle,
    Let’s you and me do a twist.

  • Yoga is bendy
    Yoga is strong
    You, me, and coffee?
    We can’t go wrong.

    Yoga in person
    Yoga online,
    When you’re off your mat,
    Please won’t you be mine?

    Yoga is ancient
    Asana is not
    Let’s share a shala,
    Vinyasa and hot?

    Steady my breathing
    And limbs in a knot
    A guy who does yoga?
    Now that’s super hot!

  • Amy Connors

    The gift that yoga has given me
    could not be wrapped in gold foil
    Now there is space in my heart, where moments are stretched
    over time, like canvas making room for art
    Turning inward, like an oragami bird, gently
    folding the soul, one thousand times, and then over again,
    and what you are left with is your presence.

  • Meg

    Calm mind, full heart,
    Quiet breath, oops, a fart.

  • Meg

    Calm mind, full heart
    Quiet breath, oops, a fart.

  • Emma Kate Veader

    “Ode to my yoga mat”

    Thanks for never letting my hands slip
    Even when I have ounces of sweat go drip, drip drip
    I knew from first savasana that you were the real deal
    I love how your eco-friendly material feels on my heel

    My portable safe haven
    With no judgement when my legs are unshaven
    You let me take you any place
    And you’re always there to create a quiet space

    I promise to cut my toe nails
    So never will I give you holes or unfavorable details
    Maybe even paint them from time to time
    As long you don’t mind OPI’s “lime sublime”

    Now I must confess a bright pink mat to our right,
    For only a moment may have caught my sight
    But alas, you are the only mat for me
    For you, I’ll even lunge to one knee

    I’m sorry I spilled my kombucha on you
    and the time I went “ACHOO”
    We’ve been through ups and downdogs
    But you always keep me grounded when my minds a bog

    I’ll roll you up and tuck you into your bag
    You’ll always be a part of my yoga swag
    You’re my soles’ mate
    I look forward to our next yoga date.

  • Shelly Bullock

    Love who you are
    Love what you do
    Raise the bar
    Raise the glass
    To yourself be true
    Find your path in the stars
    Or your path on the ground
    If you trust in yourself
    The lost becomes found

  • Eric Martinez

    After savasana has long past
    My asana practice transcends my mind
    This positive prana is built to last
    More easily can I put the negativity behind.

  • Root chakra is red, throat chakra is blue
    I love yoga
    I hope you do too!!

  • Roses are red,
    my heart is true. Listen and follow close for you’ll never go blue. #Yoga ❤️

  • Ann Marie Powers

    The lotus is white
    My tears have been blue
    Now petals expand
    for the arrival of you

  • Nancy B

    Asanas are sweet
    So are you
    Meet me on my mat
    Partner yoga for two

  • Amy

    You’re the prana to my yama
    So lay your mat next to mine
    I’ll be your acroyoga mamma
    Cause you’re downdog’s looking real fine

  • Amy

    You’re the prana to my yama
    Llay your mat next to mine
    I’ll be your acroyoga mamma
    Cause you’re downdog’s looking real fine

  • Darcy

    Breathe in the stillness
    Breathe out the funk.
    Nimble mind dances freely
    Releasing the junk.

  • Yogis are good,
    Yogis are wise,
    You can always tell,
    By looking them in the eyes.
    <3

  • Ashley

    Yoga is Love
    My mat is red
    My feet are above
    When I’m on my head.

  • Jenn R

    Sweaty yoga clothes
    In forearm stand pose
    Can’t get enough of this flow
    Helps me forget all life’s woes.

    Calming my cittas vrtti
    Getting down to the nitty gritty
    Of life’s oneness and love for me and you
    Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

    Shanti Om, happy valentines day <3

  • Jenn R

    Sweaty yoga clothes
    In forearm stand pose
    Can’t get enough of this flow
    Helps me forget all life’s woes.

    Calming cittas vrtti
    Getting down to the nitty gritty
    Of life’s oneness and love for me and you
    Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu

    Shanti Om, happy valentines day <3

  • Oh, yoga mat, I am sorry I left you in the car
    I looked around the house & everywhere
    It sure was cold out & the driveway was not far
    Please don’t doubt me that I care
    But, Dear Lord, it was too cold & snowy out there!

  • Cynthia

    I went to
    The studio
    To find myself
    On
    My
    Mat.
    Once discovered,
    I left
    Without using
    The
    Door.
    Om.

  • Autumn Ziemba

    My man is deployed so far away
    Yoga helps my heart stay light
    So I stretch and I breath till my hearts delight .
    I also have lupus a tiring thing
    But yoga makes my muscles sing
    I’m gretful for it’s grounding ability And how it makes me.. Feel like me :)

  • Grace D.

    Breathe in, breathe out
    Open heart to the sky
    I’m thinking of someone
    Who’s just right in my eye.

  • Megan Bridges

    My root chakra is red,
    My throat chakra blue.
    When I’m balanced and aligned,
    Oh, what a beautiful hue!

  • Alana B

    Inversion faces are red
    Shivas are blue
    My love for yoga grows
    When I get to do it with you! <3

  • Yoga makes you feel alive
    But arm balances and inversions are like a dive
    Not in the deep blue sea but into the red hard floor
    And yet we can´t help it to want it more and more
    So let´s stick to savasana
    Or maybe some bananasana ;)

  • DA Levin

    Heels drag in,
    Don’t want to go.

    Up dog, down dog
    How time left to go.

    Warrior 1,
    Warrior 2

    Now I’m getting the flow.

    Is it already time to go?

  • Tai

    YogaDork is awesome,
    Books are too,
    I hope I can win this book from you!

  • Stephanie Kent

    roses are red
    but the sky is blue
    im new to this
    but am loving so true
    meditation is great
    so lets make a date
    to fulfill our soul
    and fill the gaping hole

  • emily

    My community cares,
    My family, too,
    I have so much gratitude
    Even when blue.

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