Sitting on the floor is an ancient Indian tradition and has its roots in yoga and Ayurveda. Here are some reasons for that practice.
When you sit on the floor for eating, you usually sit cross legged, in an asana known as sukhasana or a half padmasna. These yogic poses are well-known in aiding digestion (it is believed that when one sits in this pose while preparing to eat, there is an automatic signal for your brain to prepare for digestion). Apart from that when you eat from a plate placed on the floor, you will have to naturally bend forward slightly and go back to your starting position to swallow. This constant back and forth movement is said to cause the muscles of your abdomen to get activated and leads to increased secretion of stomach acids, making it easier to digest food. Continue reading Why Should You Sit On The Floor While Eating?