VERITAS magazine features FOOD YOGA

VERITAS magazine features FOOD YOGA

Leading consciousness magazine, VERITAS, published a three-page article on Food Yoga written by the director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner. The article is an introduction to food yoga, but also shares many of Paul’s early experiences as a monk and humanitarian, including his work during the 2005 Tsunami relief in Sri Lanka. “The path of food yoga is about reconnecting with your food in such a way that it nourishes your body, mind, and soul. This is I believe is a major flaw in most lifestyle or nutrition programs being espoused today. My background as a monk and my volunteer work for Food for Life Global, have taught me just how powerful food is as a uniter and healer of our body, mind, and soul. In fact, the mission for the charity is not to feed hungry people, but rather, to unite the world through pure food. A food yogi is one who lives a balanced and conscientious life fueled by the uniting power of pure foods that have been prepared with loving intention. Food yoga is, in essence, a discipline that embraces all spiritual paths by accepting one core truth – that food in its most pure form is divine and therefore an excellent medium for spiritual purification.” – (Excerpt from article)  The 13th edition of VERITAS magazine is available online and through most newsagents.   FOOD YOGA WORKSHOP On October 20th, Paul will conduct a one day Food Yoga immersion workshop at the Unity of Melbourne center.  The goal of the Food Yoga one-day immersion workshop is to inspire people to live and eat more consciously, by making your food choices and their relationship with food an integral part of their spiritual journey. Email events@theveritasmagazine.com or phone 1300 916 798 ABOUT VERITAS VERITAS, Latin for Truth, will focus on […]

Annamrita Food for Life now serving 1.2 million vegan meals daily

In 1863, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (a German philosopher) wrote “Man is what he eats”. He was stating that the food one eats has a bearing on one’s state of mind and health. Food for Life Global affiliate, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) agrees. The humanitarian project based in India, is founded on the belief that the intake of food not only grants a person material survival, but also offers a chance to enrich their spirit. Preparing and serving food to others has always been an inherent part of the Indian culture. In the village life of ancient India, the householders saw themselves as food providers for all living beings, including animals. Not even a rat or a snake would go without food during the pinnacle of Vedic civilization in India. The Vedas declare that those who are cooking for themselves are simply eating sin, and therefore, it was critical for the householder to be hospitable and unselfish. The roots of IFRF date back to 1974, when the Vedic scholar and guru, Srila Prabhupada told his students, “No one within a ten mile radius of our temples should go hungry”. When the Government of India launched a strategic program in 1994 called the Midday Meal Scheme to fight two of the most pressing problems of India – hunger and illiteracy, IFRF saw a great opportunity for providing children with the right nutrition to support their education. The Midday Meal Project is being implemented by IFRF under the name of ‘annamrita’ meaning food as pure as nectar. Director of the project, Radha Krishna Das explains, “The first thing that comes to mind, when you think of nutritious food, is what a mother serves her child, and that’s what annamrita stands for. We strive to serve food to children, with the same love and devotion that otherwise their mother would […]