Food is the fuel of human life. But it is not as simple as it seems, many people do have digestion problems like bloating stomach pain, constipation.
One of the reasons behind this is grabbing or munching of food. According to Ayurveda the process of eating food is very important for our physical and mental health.
To improve digestion we need to sit in a proper way and remain calm. Every culture has its own way of saying a prayer of thanksgiving before eating a single morsel of food, the Christians say their grace.
There is an old shloka (chant) recited before stating the meal.
vadani kaval gheta naam ghya shri-hariche l
sahaj havan hote naam gheta phukache l
jivan kari jivitva anna he purn-brahma l
udar-bharan nohe janije yadnya-karma ll 1 ll
वदनि कवळ घेता नाम घ्या श्रीहरीचे ।
सहज हवन होते नाम घेता फुकाचे ।
जिवन करि जिवित्वा अन्न हे पूर्णब्रह्म ।
उदरभरण नोहे जाणिजे यज्ञकर्म ॥१॥