Feb 12, 2016: In the most celebrated week of Valentine, today happens to be ‘Hug Day’. The expression of making your feelings known to the other person is not just a ‘lovers’ right’, it can also be seen as a perfect time to say how much you care about your friends. Hugs are a great way to express affection and tomorrow is the Hug Day which is concluded as the sixth day of the Valentines week.
Hugging shows that you care about a person and that you support that person through good times and bad. You can give a ‘Jadoo Ki Jhappi’ to anyone, the person you are hugging can be your friend, family, soul-mate, girlfriend, boyfriend. Here are some tips to hug your special ones…
=> To Hug A Family Member
….Approach your family member with kind feelings. Obviously, the feelings won’t be the same as what you’d feel for a crush, a lover or a close friend.
….Press gently. You don’t necessarily have to have hard contact. Stroke your hands quickly across the top of the other person’s back. Smile when you let go.
=> To Hug A Friend
…. For Girls: Close your eyes and think about how much you love your friend when hugging. Press as much as you feel like without squishing your friend. Do not clap the person you’re hugging on the shoulders. Some girls think you don’t like them if you do it that way.
…. For Guys: Embrace strongly, and clap each other on the top of your backs. If you’re having an emotional moment, hold the hug for a brief moment and do not clap each others backs .
=> To Hug A Lover From Front
….Approach your lover and put your hands on his or her shoulders. The experience is just as romantic no matter who initiates the hug.
….Look your lover in the eyes and say, “I love you.” Hug the person you love for as long as you want to.
….Males: Carefully sliding both your hands down from her shoulders, put them on her waist and slide them around her lower back. Put your head on her shoulder and press her towards you for as long as you like. If you want to, you can give her a small massage with your hands, and try to warm her. You can also lift her in the air and shift her weight towards you. Girls especially love this one. When you separate, you can look into your lover’s eyes, smile genuinely and, if the situation is fitting, kiss her like you mean it.
….Females: Extend your arms toward him and wrap them around his neck and shoulders. Lean as close as possible and press your torso against his. In situations of extreme intimacy, interlocking your leg in his is appropriate. Avoid holding your arms below his shoulders and embracing too tightly, even if you’re about the same height as he is.
….A romantic hug lasts longer than a platonic hug. Gently clutch a little tighter for two or three seconds. Take a deep breath and exhale; relax into the hug and enjoy it.
….As you pull away, keep your hands on the other person so you’re still touching each other after you hug. This is a good time to look into each others eyes, smile, and speak from the heart.
=> To Hug A Lover From Back
….One way to enhance spontaneity is to surprise your love with a hug from behind. As long as he or she isn’t doing anything too important, wrapping your arms around their waist, and resting your head against theirs can be a super sweet surprise.
….Stand behind the person you are going to hug. Press your torso up against the back person you are hugging, and wrap your arms around them. It doesn’t matter so much if you are taller or shorter, other than where your hands will end up.
….Place your arms in front. You can “stack” one arm on top of the other, one arm in front of the other, or even reach up over the chest and hold the shoulders of the person you are hugging; it all depends on the size of your arms and the size of the hugged one where your arms are best placed.
….Make head contact. Like the front-facing hug, leaning your head on or against someone is a signal of intimacy. If you are as tall or taller than the hugged one, you can nuzzle their face or neck. If you are shorter, you can rest your head sideways on their back. Go and enjot your ‘Hug Day’ by hugging your loved ones.
‘YoungIndia‘ wishing you all a very happy & warm Hug Day.