Further we explain to others that we need our quiet and that although we don’t wish to be anti-social, lunch is a time when we are quietly refreshing ourselves so we can perform in a stress free manner. Finally, taking a moment to pause before eating, long enough for a relaxing breath and to visualize good , sacred, nourishing food coming to us from a loving source, like mom.
Yoga Before Meals: This will aid digestion and return you to calm. Take a moment to breath, placing your hands over your dish. I’ve tried it–it can be done with barely anyone noticing-especially if they are wolfing down their own meal,if you simply rest your wrists at the edge of the table, much the way you rest them slightly beyond the computer keyboard.Take that deep breath and visualize something wonderful, like eating in an ancient Indian Palace, in your mom’s kitchen in Mumbai, the Shalimar Gardens for a picnic. Imagine that pure Prana is entering the food along with blessings.
This will take about 1 minute for a really uplifting experience. If others really bother you at lunch, get out your MP3 and tell them you’re cramming for a test, learning a new language or something else really important and you’re truly sorry that you can’t join them for a lunchtime talk. After all, you’ll be too far away.