Eating food with hands not only feeds the body but also the mind and the spirit
Benefits of eating with hands! – Eating food with hands not only feeds the body but also the mind and the spirit
You may have often wondered why people eat with their hands. Is it because they don’t not have cutlery or lack table manners?
Eating food with your hands has its own benefits: it feeds not only the body but also the mind and the spirit. Eating with hands is a tradition in India. And that is exactly the Vedic wisdom behind Kerala’s famous Banana Leaf Experience. Its pleasure can only be appreciated fully, it is said, if one eats with hands and not form and spoon, the entire food experience change when you ear with your hands.
Vedic Wisdom – Behind eating with your hands
Indians usually prefer eating with their hands. Not just in Kerala, people in other parts of India, also eat with their hands. To lend logic to the eating-by-hand experience, firstly food is not an object, it is an experience. If you can put the food in your mouth, then what is all the hassle about touching it with your fingers?
According to the Vedic sages of Kerala, our hands and feet are said to be the conduits of the five elements. The food we eat also has the five different natural elements, the five fingers of the hand as do the bodies we inhibit
Finger Represents -In Ayurvedic each finger is an extension the thumb corresponds to ‘fire’
In Ayurvedic each finger is an extension the thumb corresponds to ‘fire’ . You might have seen children sucking their thumb, and this is nature’s way of aiding the digestion at an age when they are unable to chew. The forefinger represents ’air’, the middle finger represents ‘space’, the ring finger represents ‘earth’ and the little finger represents ‘water.