Every Gurudwara has a ‘Langar’ hall, where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. In the hall, people from different walks of the life sit on the floor and eat together.
People believe that the feeling of being higher than others is removed by having a ‘Langar’ while sitting on the floor. Besides, this practice of eating ‘Langar’ while sitting on a floor reminds us that everyone is equal and the same in front of God. It shows unity and equality.
Moreover, sitting on the floor is a healthy habit and has a number of benefits to offer. Here are we listing some amazing health benefits attached with sitting cross-legged on the floor while eating.
- Helps In Digesting Food
Sitting in cross-legged while having your food can help in improving digestion. When you sit in this position, you bend forward to eat and then go back to the starting position to swallow your food. The constant back and forth movement activates your abdominal muscles and prepares it for better digestion.
- Can Improve Flexibility
Sitting in cross-legged posture can help in increasing flexibility. This posture stretches your knees, hips, spine, chest, and ankles, thereby making them more flexible.
- Increases Life Expectancy
According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, people who sit in the cross-legged position and are able to get up without any support are more likely to live longer.
- Improves Our Posture
When you sit on the floor your body posture is automatically corrected. While sitting cross-legged on floor your back becomes straight. It also helps in expanding your spine and pushing your shoulders back.
NOTE: This article is based on the information available on the Internet and published by various renowned websites.