Just witnessing these doggies embrace touched the hearts of thousands.
And it is because giving and receiving a hug has far more benefits than you could have ever imagined.
~Research has shown that hugs increase the oxytocin levels in the body which promote feelings of bonding, love, empathy and generosity.
~Holding a hug for an extended period of time has been proven to raise serotonin levels in the body and balance one’s mood.
~From an energetic perspective, the pressure of a hug on your sternum can stimulate your thymus gland and send extra energy to your immune system.
~Hugs connect people via the Solar Plexus Chakra (related to identity) and the Heart Chakra (giving and receiving of love). Connecting these two chakras with one another can restore energy flow between them and give you a sense of oneness with humanity.
~Emotionally, hugs can help soothe and promote self esteem. The hugs of our parents from infancy are physically imprinted on a cellular level and can automatically trigger a calming response and self love.
~Hugs can boost your ability to manifest what you want in your life because they teach you how to receive goodness in the moment.
~AND hugs can even boost mental clarity because they force you to be present.
So, I challenge you to see just how many hugs you can give and receive today, and see just how it impacts your mood and your energy.
I gave just 5 hugs a day to a client as homework, and she manifested an additional 10k of income that week!
Family therapist Virginia Satir says,
• We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
• We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
• We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Pick your number, 8 or 12 hugs a day this week, and please write to me and share what happens!
So much love, and a hug too!