JADOO KI JHAPPI
After the release of the Munnabhai MBBS movie in 2003, Indians realised and accepted the importance of a hug also known as jadoo ki jhappi. This jadoo ki jhappi was limited to western culture and taboo in India. It was embarrassing in public to hug someone of the opposite sex due to conservative traditional culture, then reversed to become trendy amongst youngsters. It is this very movie from where hugs became popular and common amongst people, eventually breaking barriers of hugs in India. It is not that before this movie hugs were not shared; they were but with reservations. After the movie, hugs became a new language of communication in India. Before people just joined hands in Namaste to greet their guests and loved ones. Now, most of the people greet with hugs. Previously this hug word was a symbol of western culture. It is a western culture for male friends to hug in a joyous greeting. A similar hug, normally accompanied by a kiss along the cheek, is also becoming a custom among western women at meeting or parting. A hug is a nonverbal communication indicating support, affection, friendship, consolation brotherhood, familiarity and sympathy; all these products of love showed by an insufficient verbal communication sufficed by a hug apparently followed by Indians.
A short or long squeeze between
two people with warmth and affection sometimes combined with a kiss on a cheek is demonstrated by people is known as a hug. There is a non-reciprocal hug, which demonstrates a relational problem. A hug is a brief one-second squeeze or more depending on relations. Usually, the length of a hug is socially and culturally determined. In the case of lovers, and occasionally others, the hips may also be pressed together. Either it is practised in public or privately without any stigma attached to it. Moving from a handshake to a hug is a sign of a close friendship such as best friends.
Hugging has been proven to have health benefits. One study has shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure. A hug or touch can result in the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, reducing stress hormones. Often, it is found that intimate, profound hugs – very much of wrapping two bodies intimately – found more in animals and called cuddles in humans. Cuddling is usually amongst friends. Like good hugging, cuddling too makes the body release oxytocin, which boosts happiness levels which has been scientifically proved. Basically, a good hug is the fastest way for you to get oxytocin flowing in your body. Oxytocin, also known as the “love drug”, calms your nervous system and boosts positive emotions. Here’s how a good hug resulting in oxytocin flow affects you:
✿ It lowers your blood pressure, especially helpful if you’re feeling anxious.
✿ It lowers your cortisol (the stress hormone), enabling a higher quality of sleep. ✿ It can increase your social connections and a sense of belonging. Whenever we are sad, happy, upset, angry or broken, all we need is a hug. It can be called the healthier unique gratitude from a receiver and a giver. They can be kids, adults, oldies, pets or anyone. HUGS are for all whether you suffer from physical pain, emotional pain, loneliness or deprivation of love, wanting to be loved. A hug fit, in at every place.well, there are so many types of hugs, but medically, a proper deep hug where the hearts are pressed together is the best!
So hugs make you happier, healthier and more relaxed – and better at improving your relationships! It might be no surprise that studies have also shown that couples who hug more are more likely to stay together. Some reports have even shown hugs can reduce pain. A psychotherapist Virginia Satir once said: “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”
THE UNEXPECTED HUG
An unexpected hug can be regarded as an invasion of a person's personal space, but if it is reciprocated it is an indication that it is welcome. Young children hug their parents when they feel threatened by an unfamiliar person, although this may be regarded as clinging onto rather than hugging because it demonstrates a need for protection rather than affection. There are a few major interesting changes happening physically and mentally to the people receiving and giving hugs, they are:
✿ A hug a day can improve any relationship by reducing the feeling of insecurity and strengthening trust.
✿ A hug in bed can treat insomnia.
✿ Hugs stimulate the thymus gland, which balances the production of white blood cells. ✿ Hugs boost the immune system and strengthen it.
✿ Hugs release the dopamine also known as the pleasure hormone.
✿ Hugs are known as a miracle drug that can lower any pain and make you feel better
✿ 21 January is the day when the whole world celebrates an annual unofficial event named, Happy Hugging Day.
✿ It won’t be wrong if we said, that HUG stands for Healing, Understanding and Gratitude.
✿ Autistic people hate being hugged or giving hugs.
✿ Eight Hugs a day provides a mental stability and 12 Hugs a day improves psychological development of a person.
✿ On an average, a hug is around 10 seconds long.
✿ A hug is equally beneficial for both, the one who is hugging and the one who is being hugged due to the reciprocal nature of the touch.
✿ A proper deep hug can end even the biggest fights with ease.
✿ A study shows that children who get less hugs, learn to walk and learn to speak late. Some cultures do not use hugging as a sign of affection or love, such as the Himba in Namibia. During the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, it is (permissible) for someone to hug during daylight hours to obtain self-control. However, if accompanied by libidinous urges, it is (sinful). We
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