FOOD YOGA

“Finally – the book that tells the whole story about this thing we do three times a day: eat. FOOD YOGA shares in delicious prose both the spiritual and physical relevance of food in our lives and how we can use it to heal ourselves and our planet. ‘Should be a must-read for anybody who’s ever held a fork.”

Victoria Moran,

Author of “Creating a Charmed Life” and “MAIN STREET VEGAN”

FOOD YOGA IS A FORM

OF ART AND A SCIENCE

ART
An individual’s creative expression of love and devotion using food as the medium.

SCIENCE
An appreciation for the beauty and interconnectedness of all things, coupled with an unceasing awareness of the Energetic Source from which all things emanate. A food yogi considers the physical laws of good food combining as well as the more subtle laws of intention while preparing the meal.

EXCERPT from FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul™ by Paul Rodney Turner

Whether the holiday is Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Janmastami, or Diwali, you can be sure that there is plenty of feasting and lots of joy in the air. Indeed, none of these public holidays or religious festivals would be complete without the sharing of sumptuous food. Unfortunately, these festive holidays are often celebrated at the expense of innocent animals’ lives.

Paul Turner

Paul Rodney Turner

Mr. Turner co-founded Food for Life Global in 1995. He is a former monk, a veteran of the World Bank, entrepreneur, holistic life coach, vegan chef and author of 6 books, including, FOOD YOGA: Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul, How to Build a Successful Food Relief, and the Food for Life Training Manual. Turner has traveled to 72 countries over the last 35 years helping to establish Food for Life projects, train volunteers, and document their success.

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FOOD YOGA: Nourishing body, mind & soul…the spiritual science of eating right

Author Paul Rodney Turner

Whether the holiday is Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Janmastami, or Diwali, you can be sure that there is plenty of feasting and lots of joy in the air. Indeed, none of these public holidays or religious festivals would be complete without the sharing of sumptuous food. Unfortunately, these festive holidays are often celebrated at the expense of innocent animals’ lives.

EDUCATION IS IN OUR BLOOD

HOW FOOD CAN BE USED AS A MEDIUM ?

In this world, there is no greater medium than food to unite people of conflicting natures. Whether the difference is philosophical, political, or even dietary, just about everyone will put aside differences to come together and eat. Such is the power of the tongue! It is on this understanding that the Vedic culture of hospitality is based. Food in its most pure form is the best conduit to express respect and love to every living being.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE ?

The food choices you make say much about the kind of love and respect you have for the world. Despite your good intentions, if the expression of your love comes at the expense of an innocent animal’s life, your offering is impure. Food, like water, carries a vibration, and a slaughtered animal’s corpse is filled with fear, anger, pain, and sadness. That same energy is absorbed into every cell of your body when you consume such rotting flesh. How, then, can we truly celebrate these festive holidays, glorified as days of light, love and hope, by passing around scorched or baked rotting flesh? To do so is hypocritical and unjustifiable.

Unfortunately, we’ve become lazy slaves to convenience. It is just too easy to follow these bogus traditions and not rock the boat. Isn’t far nobler to act on the principle of love and light and set an example for our children and friends? It takes a brave person to raise his head above the crowd and take a stand for the innocent.

WHAT IS FOOD YOGA ?

Food Yoga is a completely new approach to holistic living. Until now, philosophies on healthy living and nutrition have focused on the mechanics of health and happiness, exclusively focusing on the body alone. In doing so, these philosophies have promoted practices and diets that in one way or another have alienated vast numbers of people.

As a result, despite volumes of literature and research, there is no consensus on what diet or mode of living is best. What they have all failed to identify is that we aren’t just made up of a body; we are body, mind, and spirit. Any healthy living program, therefore, needs to address the “nutritional” needs of the body, mind, and spirit. This is what Food Yoga proposes to do.

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO BE CALLED FOOD YOGI ?

A responsible human that serves eats and behaves in ways that respect all of the creation and help maintain the delicate balance of nature. A person that is respectful of their own body, which they treat as a blessing. A person who lives their entire life in full awareness of their interdependence and interconnectedness of all things.

A person who fully embraces a socially responsible and environmentally respectful lifestyle, including their choice of food, clothing, cosmetics, cleaning materials, and habitat. All are chosen carefully so that the least amount of harm is inflicted upon the environment and other living things.

A person that adheres to the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in words, deeds, and thoughts.

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