Have you ever heard that you need five or more hugs a day?
“A hug is a universal medicine…” ~Anonymous.
Looking into it further on even a simple Google search, hugging has health benefits on an emotional/psychological level that always permeates to the physical level of our being, and makes a healthier us! Our emotions truly do tie into how healthy our body wants to be. Your body listens to your every thought like crazy! That’s why affirmations work, too, if you repeat them enough to overcome any negative self-doubt thought.
I’m not good with staying off of tangents.
According to the quote I got when searching the web, it says “and even more hugging could prevent serious diseases such as heart disease and depression.”
Wow! Hug everyone every day!!!
A little unrealistic? In a perfect world where everyone had a fairy-heart, it would be fine. But here we are on earth… where many people may not have a person to hug, or even feel comfortable hugging.
As it is, the family I was raised in doesn’t really like hugging or touching to emotions a whole lot… except for ME!! I LOVE hugging and talking and friends and saying I love you!! I have no idea why the family that raised me is opposite of all that… but oh well, they had to have a wild daughter/sister. (Changeling?!? Just kidding…)
Anyway, the meditation group that my Godmother ran that I used to go to in Augusta stressed the importance of self-hugging. Try it now! Wrap your arms around yourself!
Understandably, it may look funny, but it FEELS… emotionally secured, like you’re safe. If you do this and add words or thoughts like, “I love you, _(Your Name)____” That increases the benefits.
People may give you odd looks if you do this in public. 😛 I’m not saying that you have to care what people think… but if you feel more comfortable practicing self-hugging in a private area, like I do, go for it!!
Tell me what you think of the self-hugging, positive or negative, I like feedback!
Namaste with Love,