Many of us can fear the loving, caring side of our personalities and while loving fiercely opens the risk of being hurt, it also allows the chance to bond, be happy and live a fulfilling life. This week, join us on part two of our inner strength challenge.
Be vulnerable, laugh often and love always.
Give yourself the challenge to give and receive at least five cuddles today. Hug your partner, your mum and hug your dog. Hugging can lower the levels of cortisol in the body (the stress hormone) and boost the levels of oxytocin (the love hormone). A 10-second cuddle has even been found to lower your risk of heart disease, boost your immune system and ease symptoms of depression.
Schedule a heart-opening yoga practice into your day. Whether you’re a morning or evening workout fan, all poses which involve a back-bend are...