It is a natural part of our makeup to help us survive and thrive. A basic need fueled by affection, feeling good about being around somebody or even by loneliness.
Conscious Cuddling strengthens our sense of belonging and it is something we can strongly miss when we feel we are alone, estranged, grieving or single. Why?
The brain is hardwired by a hormone to get support from others and even self support.
Cuddling stimulates the production of the hormone oxytocin. When this hormone goes up, we tend to feel closer, more love, and comfort. the feeling of empathy and trust may increase.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? “
When you feel lonely, left out, sick or grieving for a lost loved one or even a job pick yourself up by going to the mirror:
Stress is the most talked about cause of illness and the most unrecognized condition causing most of the illness we know of today.
Remember when you needed someone to kiss and hug you when you’d got hurt or lost?
Why does a good dose of hugging and snuggly actually make a physical pain disappear or, at least, make it a lot more tolerable? It seems that when the brain is focused on pain the cortisol levels rise along with the pain. When in pain and we get hugged or even listen to soothing music the oxytocin levels rise, the pain decreases and we calm down.
It is good for all ages. Dr Shara BA Cohen staying calm, being optimistic, expressing our feelings and having close loving supportive relationships can boost our immune systems and to maintain good health.
And cuddling doesn’t cost us a penny!. We just need to make cuddling happen!
When you feel calmer and “hugged”, your brain can relax so your quality and depth of sleep improve. The release of oxytocin in our bodies results in us feeling calmer, tranquil and loving, which induces sleepiness.
Michael Binder saw the mega viral hit that featured a bunch of dance scenes from popular movies matched up to the incredibly popular song, “Uptown Funk,” he was instantly inspired to do a similar mashup, only he wanted to use dance scenes from movies that only came out of the Golden Age of cinema.
The science behind a hug is simple, but its energy is deeply felt. The brain quiets, the heart opens and warmth and understanding unite those hugging.
"Stay focused in the moment
Constantly give thanks for each breathe
All is a precious gift." -M.Wolken
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