Many people are going to be deprived of touch and hugging while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.
About fifteen years ago, I went to a dowsing workshop in Bristol, UK, led by a guy called Jason. He got us to think of a happy memory and then dowse the edges of each other’s aura with dowsing rods. The aura expands when you’re happy or thinking of a happy memory. Thinking happy thoughts may also release serotonin (happy hormones).
If you don’t believe in auras, think about mirror neurons instead. The way these work is that if you see someone else performing a physical action (such as lifting their arm), the neurons that would activate lifting your arm fire in readiness to imitate them.
There’s also the muscle memory of actual hugs.
Two metre hug
In order for this to work, you do need to explain it to the other person; this means consent is automatically part of the hugging process. Yay!
You can explain either with mirror neurons, muscle memory, or the aura depending on your preference and/or audience.
If you’re doing a virtual hug over online video, it has to be mirror neurons, serotonin, and muscle memory.
Step 1. Stand two metres away from the person you want to hug. (For online video, stand so they can see the upper half of your body.)
Step 2. Think of a happy memory (if you don’t have a happy memory, think of something that would make you happy). Take a bit of time to build up this memory or happy thought. It’s probably good if the happy thought involves the person you’re air-hugging.
Step 3. Move your arms as if you were hugging the other person. Spend at least thirty seconds in the hug position.
Stay healthy, and blessed be!
All images from Pixabay (public domain).
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It’s worth pointing out that if you live with someone else in a small house or apartment, chances are that if one of you gets the virus, the other one will too, so you may as well carry on as normal inside the house (whilst still practicing frequent hand-washing, sneezing into your elbow or a tissue, and all the other advice).
This air-hugging technique is intended for if you see someone you’d normally hug while you’re out and about.
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