Do we hold our baby wearing Hand gloves? OR Do we like to express Love through interpreter? No!! Then what’s the problem in eating meal with your own hands, if it has following scientific benefits?? “Eating food with your hands feeds not only the body but also the mind and spirit” says Ancient Hindu Vedic Wisdom and also being promoted in many other culture/civilizations across the world since ages.
Touching the food before eating ignites Agni (fire) element of body and allows body prepares according to the temperature of food , smell , type (slurry or solid), viscosity, and some idea about taste which helps in digestion of food.
Hand touch improves consciousness of the taste , texture type, etc. Also, it improves pleasure of eating as all sensors are involved in food eating process (hand-touch/feel, eye-color, nose – aroma).
Mudras ( Hand gestures/fingers) are integral part of Indian classical dance.
Also, Mudras are very important in Meditation to circulate positive energy inside body.
Eating food with your hands does have various scientific benefits:
It ignites Agni (Fire) element in body before food reaching to stomach & body prepares for digestion according to the type of food coming inside
Body gets ready with required enzymes, amino acids, etc before even food going into mouth, All body sensors starts its actions and become alert for food.
Gurufeet blog says eating with hands improves “Energetic cleansing of food”
” Eating with hands evokes great emotion, it kindles something very warm and gentle and caressing” says Julie Sahni, a new york based chef, according to the published report on how eating with hands is healthier at guardianlv.com.
Also, by using utensils while eating makes process more mechanical where as hand touch makes it more physical and engages in eating body /sensors in eating process.
Easy in cutting and breaking of food with hands,
Healthy way as it helps in digestion process,
Improves sense of pleasure of eating
It is spiritual and mindful experience,
Get a feel of temperature before going to mouth
It s all about practice and habit, once your start using hands for eating it becomes routine and also you will feel it is more convenient way.
If you are wondering about Hygiene, you can wash your hands before and after the meal with soap or finger bowls as served in Indian restaurants.
Slideshow: Its not just in Indian culture but Worldwide there is practice of Eating with Hands. So, its okay and cool to eat with own hands!
Fast food and Best Friends….we don’t care who is thinking what about us!
Its official now ….you can eat with hands!!🙂
British kid..Study says eating with hands helps in digestion process,as it prepares body for type & texture of incomming food
Now, Its okay to eat with hands in UK
German kids: Mom says eat with hands!
Middle East style of eating food in same dish together with family/friends/relatives…
Meanwhile somewehre in Britain
European food….Hand touch helps to feel the temperature before reaching to mouth
We can eat Cake with hands then why not meal?
Ang Lee with Oscar….Yes! chinese/Taiwanese also eat some foods with hands!!
Sandwiches : who uses spoon & fork?….
Meanwhile somewhere in US
Hindu Vedic Wisdom says : Eating with hands ignites Agni (Fire) element in body before food reaching to stomach & body prepares for digestion according to the type of food coming inside
Eating with hand culture @ Africa restaurant …Easy in cutting and breaking of food with hands
Oprah Winfrey eating Indian food
A lady eating food @ US…
Ancient Hindu Scholars who invented deep scientific vedic wisdom like Yoga, Sanskrit Mantra Chanting (Sound engineering ), Meditaion, Ayurveda & Stress free Mind techniques; knew about benefits of eating with hands. They continued tradition in past and still it is being practiced India/South Asian contenets
Mudras, a souce of energy exchange, are integral part of all Indian classical dances
USA – Kids eating pizza…
9 Meditation Mudras (hand gestures ) welcome at New Delhi- India Airport
Caribbean style of eating food…Research says eating with hands Improves consciousness…
Eating with hand culture also for Moroccan food…..
Oprah Winfrey having Indian style meal with an Indian family@ Mumbai
Eating Mexican food using hands only!
Mudras are effective way of communiation in Indian Classical Dances…
Burger : Size does matter!….Eating with hands improves pleasure of eating…
Hindu priest with foreign guests…Banana leaves used as plate in traditional way has multiple benefits…..Food tastes great on fresh banana leaves, leaves are eco-friendly, cows/pets can eat it after you finish so there is no wastage or garbage, most impotently you are forced to grow healthy banana trees for fruit / for dish / to purify air around your home….Thus, overall it has green sustainable effect!! …This was a deep spiritual & scientific thinking by Hindu Scholars in ancient India for promoting this eating practice.
Eat specific German foods with hands
mmm I’m hungry…Eating with hands is best way for Fast Foods!
Eating Georgian food with hands….Research says, eating with hands is spiritual and mindful experience…
Photo credits: Screen shots from various links given at top of each photo.
Sources: google search,guardianlv.com, Hindu Human rights website, Gurusfeet.com, and all links mentioned in the post.