At The HUGG Co., just as our name portrays, we understand the true benefit of showing appreciation and love to one another and what better way to show that than with a hug?
But in the last few weeks, with the current Covid-19 lockdown measures, many of us are bound to the constraints of our home and many more of us are alone at that. With this current situation in place, we will have to resort to virtual appreciation. So until we can hug each other again let’s remember to pick up the phone and call your loved ones to remind them how much you love and appreciate them.
So what’s in a hug?
Love is an essential part of life. Expression of love comes in various forms like verbal – saying I Love you or showering loved ones with gifts. And then there are people for whom expression is better done than said. Sharing hugs with loved ones shows the true meaning of love and trust in one another.
A renowned family therapist has emphasized the fact that at receiving at least 4 to 8 hugs a day are essential for survival and 12 ensures growth in the relationship.
Numerous benefits come from a simple hug and here we are listing to some of the reasons why hugs are very important for your wellbeing:
1) A Stress Reliever
A warm tight hug is a good stress reliever that indicates that you are not alone. Whenever you are sad, depressed or feeling low, a hug can help you overcome the pain, making you feel relaxed and balance your emotions.
2) Makes You Healthier
A proper deep hug, when your hearts are pressed against each other, instantly boosts oxytocin level which immediately does away with your feeling of loneliness, isolation, and anger, leaving you cheerful and relaxed.
Moreover, hugging for an extended time lifts people’s serotonin levels. This increase elevates mood and leaves people happier.
It has been clinically proven that hugging strengthens your immune system. A gentle pressure laid on the sternum creates an emotional charge in the body that activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This leads to stimulation in the thymus gland responsible for regulating and balancing the body’s production of WBC. White blood cells are responsible for the healthy and disease-free body.
3) Instills a Sense of Trust
Hugging symbolizes a sense of trust and safety between the people. This is one of the open and honest communications of love and affection.
4) Boost Self-Esteem and Confidence Relieving Anxiety
People who suffer from anxiety disorders require frequent hugging from their support system. Hugging boosts their self-esteem and confidence, easing their fears. A hug is often considered as a powerful mechanism that transfers positive energy amongst people. Compassionate hug even with your pet renders the sense of existential significance.
5) Means of Communication
Hugs teach us the importance of giving and take in relationships. It renders equal value in receiving and offering warmth. Hug educates us on how love should flow from both ways.
6) Hugs have Therapeutic Effects
Undoubtedly hugs have a more therapeutic effect similar to laughter and medicine. It teaches us to let go of the past and live in the present moment. It encourages the flow of energy in life getting you out of your negative thinking patterns. Hugs help connect you with your heart, feeling, and breathe.
7) Exchange of Energy
Hugging with compassion is a great way of exchanging energy with people which is like a sound investment in relationships. It is a way of encouraging empathy and understanding in a synergetic manner.
So again, please, until we can hug each other again, find a way to reach out to those you love and care. There are other ways to cope such as making each other laugh and sharing other ways of passing time together. So stay strong, stay safe, and show love.
Hashtag #thehuggco the last picture you have of hugging someone and let’s remember together the true value in a hug.