- Always respect another person's space.
- Ask permission when you need or want to share a hug.
- There is a difference between a warm, friendly hug and a passionate embrace- please hug accordingly.
- A hug is a gentle embrace- not the Heimlich.
Some huggers pat while hugging. Others simply hold and embrace. Gently rub the back of your huggee and they'll be back for more!
A great way to start the day and whenever you need or want a hug. Warm-up your hugging muscles with a real good stretch by wrapping your arms around yourself!
Hand-Hug (aka the Reserved Hugger's Hug)
This is the most common and frequently shared hug... a simple handshake.
Side-to-side Hug (aka the Buddy Hug)
Huggers stand or sit next to one another, embracing around the waist or shoulders.
Huggers stand about a foot and a half a part, bend at the waist.... only the shoulders touch as you embrace!
Gently wrap your arms around huggee's waist and embrace. Always let your huggee know you are behind them.
This hug requires no arms. Simply face your huggee and press your cheeks together. Face the same way for the Kodak Moment Hug.
To insure a high-quality hug, whenever a taller hugger hugs a smaller huggee. The taller hugger should bend at the knees to come eye level with the huggee and embrace.
This is a full body hug. Hugger and huggee are toe-to-toe and belly-to-belly.