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2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal
feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
3. Holding a hug for an extended time lifts one's serotonin
levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
4. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on
the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus
Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the
body's production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease
We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for
maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin
response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin
conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more
balanced state in the nervous system - parasympathetic.
8. Hugs teach us how to give and receive. There is equal
value in receiving and being receptive to warmth, as to giving and sharing.
Hugs educate us how love flows both ways.
9. Hugs are so much like meditation and laughter. They teach
us to let go and be present in the moment. They encourage us to flow with the
energy of life. Hugs get you out of your circular thinking patterns and connect
you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.