Recently during an esoteric yoga class, the yoga teacher talked of the love from our hearts coming down our arms and coming out of our hands. When she spoke of this, all I could see was myself hugging another.
I never used to be much of a hugger. I didn’t offer hugs nor did I make myself available for another to hug me. I was never a fan of those awkward quick hugs with a pat on the back – they were a gesture that only highlighted what was not there.
I preferred no hug than a lesser hug and I held myself back so much that a full hug was a rarity.
There can be such intimacy in a hug and I really felt what this was when I felt the love in my heart and its movement out of my hands.
When we hug another, our hearts are all but touching. We then use our arms (that are full of love) to embrace each other. Often our hands will rest on the back of the other person, and for me, my hand will rest on the back of their heart.
So, to reiterate – when we hug, our hearts are touching, you are held in my love-filled arms and this circle of love is sealed with my hands resting on the back of your heart.
I am now a hugger and have a much deeper appreciation of what is in a hug.
By Nikki McKee, Company Director, Goonellabah, NSW, Australia