Hugs were invented to let people know you love them without having to say anything. I love it when I hug someone and just when I’m about to let go, they hug me even tighter!
This simple action of embracing creates feel-good energy for both the giver and recipient. I don’t know why our society considers it to be obscene, but Science has been looking into its positive effects. Hugging is a crucial part of human development, after all ‘Jaadu ki jhappi aise hi nahi famous hai ji !‘
Embracing activates the hormone oxytocin, which makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. Give your heart a boost with some hugs.
If you are feeling a bit drained or pressured, find someone you care about and give them a all-enveloping hug. Quick fix for relieving stress – a hug
Touch is critical to infants, especially in their early stages of life as it helps them bond with others as they get older. Hugging and showing affection are important for a baby’s development.
Physical touch and hugging can combat feelings of loneliness that arise as people get older. Seniors can improve their well being with a tender embrace.
An experiment performed on mice found that older mice who were injected with oxytocin regenerated their muscles faster, matching the regeneration rate of younger mice. Add hugs to your workout.
This simple meditation is a great way to combine mindfulness with a powerful dose of oxytocin. Try the hugging meditation to center and connect.
When people hug for 20 seconds or more, the feel-good hormone oxytocin is released which creates a stronger bond and connection between the huggers. Oxytocin has been shown to boost the immune system and reduce stress. Hold on a bit tighter and make that hug last more than 20 seconds.
So, If someone stops you to hug them or someone else… just blow their mind with these facts and tell them to take it casual yaar… 🙂