"𝚆𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝟺 𝚑𝚞𝚐𝚜 𝚊 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚞𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚕. 𝚆𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝟾 𝚑𝚞𝚐𝚜 𝚊 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎. 𝚆𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚎𝚍 𝟷𝟸 𝚑𝚞𝚐𝚜 𝚊 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚐𝚛𝚘𝚠𝚝𝚑."
Hugs are Healing!!!
Holding a hug for an extended time lifts serotonin levels
Hugs InsTantly bOOst oxytocin levels
Hugs strengthen your immune system
Hugs activate the solar plexus chakra
Your solar plexus is located in the stomach. When activated you feel more confident and feel like your life is in balance.
All of the reasons to hug make me wonder if there is a reason to not hug???
Before you start going to grab everyone you see, some people have adversity to hugs. For some they can bring up bad memories and make them feel unsafe. While others it can make them feel more secure. All the more reason to be respectful and communicate with kind intentions.
I’m a hugger! Big hugs, lil hugs, pick me up hugs, can’t breath hugs, side hugs, light hugs, it’s been forever hugs, just saw you yesterday hugs…If I could attach my body to another persons body I would. I find it energizing to be around people who enjoy physical touch and joy.
A hug can take me from an okish mood, to the best day ever. I can remember specific hugs that made me smile, and I always remember the type of hugger you are.
According to several intimacy experts there are several types of hugs.
•The side hugs are more common in casual acquaintances.
•Hugs from behind, from someone you know (not a stranger danger who wants to lay one on ya and more), is a position most likely between couples.
•The bear hug is an excitable or reminiscent squeeze.
•I just learned about the heart-to-heart hug. In a heart to heart hug, both huggers approach the embrace with their left sides, so their hearts touch first. This is considered a more intimate hug!
Side note, I would prefer if you don’t come up behind me for a hug. I scare easily! Or try to make it a really sexy hug… unless you’re my man! ThEn press on in! LOL
Back to healing hugs…
I think a lot of people did not grow up with hugs or respectful physical touch, and crave it but find it awkward. Do not be afraid to ask for a hug. And do not be afraid to be awkward. Being you is so amazing and special! And if someone doesn’t want your hugs, maybe you have body Odor, or maybe they just feel awkward too.
According to Psychology Today:
“The answer is touch. Hugs and other forms of nonsexual physical soothing, like hand-holding and head stroking, intervene at the physical level to help the brain and the body calm down from overwhelming states of anxiety, panic and shame.”
I’m inspired!!! Time to start a hugging booth!