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Our ancestors definitely had a plan when they made sure we sit on the floor, cross legged and ate our food. You must have always wondered why our grandparents always asked us to eat food sitting cross legged on the floor.
Here are 5 reasons is best for your health while eating sitting on the floor…
1) Helps improve your digestion
When you sit on the floor and bend forward to eat and go back to your natural position, this back and forth movement helps muscles in the abdomen to secrete digestive juices, and helps in digesting the food properly and quickly.
2) Helps you maintain weight
Sitting on the floor and eating has significant weight loss. Moreover, this position does not compress your stomach in anyway helping you eat and digest better.
3) Improves your body posture
Posture is very important when it comes to staying healthy. Good posture not only helps prevent injuries but it also reduces the chances of excessive strain on certain muscles and joints. When we sit on the floor our body posture is automatically corrected with our back straight, expanding our spine and pushing our shoulders back, beating all the frequent pain and aches that are caused due to bad posture.
4) It improves blood circulation and makes the heart stronger.
Sitting cross legged improves the blood circulation in our body as it relaxes the nerves and the pressure on it. Well, that is because when we eat our stomach needs all the energy it can use to digest food.Therefore, sitting on the floor and eating, affords you a healthy heart with strong muscles to help it cope with the pressures of daily life.
5. Improves family bonding.
One of the reasons sitting on the floor is better at helping you bond is because it leads to a calm and happy mind – helping you listen more intently and peacefully.Eating in India is a family activity with everyone sitting together to eat. The ritual improves the bonding with the family. Also the posture relaxes the body and is actually good to have a happy and relaxed family get together.