You might be wondering what is so special about hugs. After all, it is just a simple embrace! Well, you are wrong. Remember those difficult times when just a mere hug by your loved one relaxed you or those happy moments when a hug from your partner doubled your joy? That is the miracle of a hug. Not only this, there are many more surprising benefits too. So without much ado, read on to know why you should be hugging your partner more often.
1. Keeps intimacy intact
Hugging or cuddling is a way of saying, “I am always here for you.” It is as strong as verbalising, “I Love You!” No matter what happens behind the closed walls or in your routine life, hugs keep the intimacy in your relationship intact, even when you are not making love. So, whatever the situation is, good or bad, a hug is the way to go!
2. Improves health
Apart from the “relationship-perspective”, here is another strong reason to hug your loved ones more! It has been scientifically proven that when you hug your dear ones, your body releases a “happy hormone”, oxytocin, which flows into the blood stream, benefiting your health in many ways. It helps in reducing stress, anxiety, chances of getting heart ailments and also lowers blood pressure. And, above all it improves your memory too.
3. Makes immune system strong
Yes, you read it correctly. To keep your immune system strong, all that has to be done is to hug. And how does it work? Well, when you hug a person, the Solar Plexus Chakra (the third chakra, located in the upper abdomen) gets activated due to the pressure on the sternum. As a result, it stimulates the thymus gland that regulates the production of white blood cells, thus strengthening your immune system.
4. Keeps negative emotions at bay
If your partner feels isolated, lonely or angry, then a simple jaddu ki jhappi can do wonders for them. The physical contact with your partner immediately boosts the level of the “love hormone”, oxytocin, which in turn supresses such negative feelings. Also, if you hold on to that hug for some time, it helps in elevating your mood and creating happiness by lifting the serotonin (happy hormones) levels.
5. Gives relaxation
Hugs have the power to heal pain and aches because they increases the circulation in the soft tissues. Moreover, they help in relaxing your tensed muscles. One hug, and you will feel much relaxed- both physically and mentally.
6. Builds a stronger bond
Hugging someone you love and care helps in building a strong bond between you two. It helps in better understanding, building trust, and also gives a sense of security to your partner. It also opens doors for better communication. Even experts advice that you should hug your loved ones at least 8-12 a day, to establish a better connection with them.
7. Boost your personality
Hugs have a huge impact on your personality too. They boost self-esteem, builds trust and makes you more patient. In fact, hugs can make a person more empathetic.
And, you were thinking what is the big deal about hugging! So, what are you waiting for, go right away and hold your loved ones tight in your arms, and give them a long hug like never before.