Priyavrata das: MEDIA RELEASE for Vaisnava community October 9, 2012
New Book by Global Director of Food For Life
FOOD YOGA - Nourishing the Soul (340 pages) is a completely new approach to holistic living. It is the art and science of connecting with food so that one nourishes body, mind and soul.
Food for Life director, Australian born Priyavrata das shares his personal experiences as a young monk and student of India’s Vedic culture of hospitality, while also drawing from numerous scientific and religious sources to provide a believable framework to elevate the act of eating from the shackles of the mundane to the liberating embrace of the transcendental.
Food Yoga introduces the reader to the ancient and divine path of prasadarianism in a non-sectarian manner.
“I consider this Food for Life 2.0,” says Priyavrata. “The more people adopt this concept of food yoga, the healthier and happier the world will be. Devotees will also gain a lot from this book, as their is a lot of practical knowledge on health and nutrition, as well as some great information and strategies on how to share spiritual knowledge through hospitality.”
“Since the beginning of my involvement in Food for Life, I was always wondering how we [ISKCON] could practically fulfill Prabhupada’s desire that everyone get a chance to take prasadam. I mean, there are only so many devotees in ISKCON, and only so much money. Then I realized that we need to share the knowledge of this beautiful food culture and empower people to become prasadarians. Prasadam is not the sole property of ISKCON. Everyone and anyone can offer food to God. All they need is guidance. My hope is that FOOD YOGA does this,” he explains.
The book covers a variety of subjects including the sacred geometry of food, sacred foods, principle of healthy living, along with principle beliefs from the ancient Vedic culture of hospitality, foremost being foods power to unite the world and create peace.
You can purchase a copy from www.foodyogi.org
eBook: $9.95 Softcover: $29.95 DVD (4 hours including a 2 hour raw vegan gourmet demonstration): $40 Wholesale: Contact: Sales@foodyogi.org
ABOUT AUTHOR Priyavrata das is the current Director of Food for Life Global. He was initiated into the Vaisnava Bhakti yoga tradition in 1983 and lived as a celibate monk for 14 years. He is an accomplished Indian gourmet chef, raw vegan gourmet chef, Numerologist, and Yantrologist
(talisman) designer. During his volunteer work for Food for Life, Priyavrata has visited over 54 countries, conducting training seminars in 35 countries and regions of the world, as well as coordinating numerous disaster relief projects, including the Asian tsunami of 2004, Katrina hurricane in 2005, Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Japan Tsunami in 2011.
Book: www.FoodYogi.org Food for Life Global: www.FFL.org Become a fan of FOOD YOGA on www.Facebook.com/foodyogi