In a world where dining tables and chairs dominate our eating habits, the idea of sitting on the floor while enjoying a meal might seem like a throwback to a bygone era. In modern society it may seem onconventional, but sitting on the floor has been a cultural tradition in many parts of the world for centuries. Beyond its cultural significance, this practice offers a multitude of benefits for our physical, mental, and even spiritual well-being.
In this blog, we will embark on a journey to explore the hidden advantages of sitting on the floor while eating. So let’s see how it benefits us
- With Legs Crossed – Means in Sukhasana or which we do in Ardha Padmasana; These mudras are often done in yoga to help us meditate, make us feel calm inside, a little alert. That’s why when you eat while sitting on the floor, we are conscious of what we are eating, how we are eating, and most importantly – how much are we eating?
- When we are sitting on floor & have food in plate then we NORMALLY have to move back and forth to eat – this causes movement in the MUSCLES of your stomach with slight pressure. The process of formation of digestive juices and ACIDS is fast, and due to this, digestion also happens at a fast pace.
- When we are sitting in this position, your PELVIC MUSCLES, UPPER OR LOWER ABDOMEN, your LOWER BACK feel a slight stretch, this increases their flexibility, and your stomach and other digestive organs get relief.
- According to an exercise in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, people who can sit in Sukhasana or Padmasana and get up without assistance; It has been found that their age can increase slightly more than the rest of the people. Isn’t there a big motivation to sit down?
- Weight loss – Yes, eating food while you sit down can reduce your weight and it can also help in maintaining the reduced weight! Because when you sit down and eat food, we are alert and eat within the food limit, sitting down makes us feel full quickly, due to which food is eaten in less or limited quantity.
- Helps in Heart Circulation – Its Generally common, eating food increases energy in the BODY, and also temperature, for all these things to work properly and for digestion to be fine, the HEART needs to work hard, but when you stand or sit on the chair then this flow is towards the feet and we forget the process of digestion
Sitting on the floor allows us to slow down and savor our meals with intention and gratitude. It reconnects us with our bodies, encouraging us to be present in the moment and fully engage our senses. This mindful approach to dining can transform the way we nourish ourselves, fostering a deeper appreciation for the food we consume.