Sophisticated Eating

Let me tell you that we are doing a lot more than we think when we eat. Eating can contain a range of our behaviours. At first, we look at the food, we choose which one to start with, we extend the arm to hold the cutlery, and we have a conversation. We sometimes watch TV in the middle of our table. Having a meal is a very complex activity as it requires the employment of our various senses. Those activities are usually needed to be repeated. Overall, eating is very complex. Moreover, when we use hands for fine motor skills in front of us, we tend to tuck in our shoulder muscles and this causes us to droop. Consequently, our back muscles need to maintain the eating position by keeping our balance, pulling the body that tries to lean forward and curl up in the chair. This prevents us from having an enjoyable eating activity. In contrary, if you eat with your pelvis lying and body crouching, then your shoulders go up and the back of the neck becomes tense. It makes chewing and swallowing difficult as you lose the flexibility in the neck muscles. In order to enjoy our meals, the secret for eating with elegance is to move gracefully by the most efficient way. By letting our body become relaxed as much as possible, and minimising the strains arising from shifting the centre of gravity. Our body is designed to move in a certain way by nature. To achieve this, we need to know the directions for our body movements without contradiction, and for returning them. The bottom line for sophisticated eating is to know how well we shift the weighted centre of the pelvis smoothly, and the flexibility in our hip joints.

Eating with Elegance
Sit on your p!nto properly. Place your hands on your pelvis and gently push it forward. When you feel a physical contact pressing your thighs, sit back to the original position where you started.
Pull your pelvis forward as your arms try to reach ahead.
See if your pelvis movement follows your arm motions.
In a jogging-like motion move your upper body. Keep your hand in loose fists, your shoulders should be moving up toward your ears it is important to rotate your spine. Roll your head to the side of pulled arm. As you rotate your arms, be aware your bottom supports alternate balance points as your arms swing and your weight shift.
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