Hug More Interview Series – Jessica Ann Hetzer

Needles to say, we love hugs! We also love yoga. That being said, it was just a matter of time when we gonna bump into each other. Jessica a.k.a. the Pink Ninja is, like she says, on a constant pursuit of a human connection, empowering the world to Love, Shine and Glow. She is a former gymnast, a yoga teacher and a founder of The Hugasana Movement. You can check out more at www.hugasana.com Now, this is just a small part that we managed to pick up so far, but we are very much looking forward to dicovering more about our new comrade. Enjoy the interview! \o/

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WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS?

Hugs create instant smiles that shine from face to heart and last long after the physical embrace. As one who loves to give, in giving a hug you can't help but also take a receiving role. A hug is truly a reciprocal gift! For me Hugs recognize the Unity and Joy that inherently exists within and around us all, yet can become clouded. A Hug also creates instant presence and shines the present of our presence, another reciprocal gift for both Huggers.


WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST?

I share the most daily Hugs with my wonderful boyfriend. He loves to snuggle, which we've started to call Huggle, and constantly offers big open arms of love, support and appreciation.


IS THERE A ONE PARTICULAR HUG THAT YOU WOULD POINT OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE?

My 'favorite Hug' is a heart-to-heart intentional Hugasana, which I offer at the beginning of every yoga class I teach. An Asana in yoga is a posture, so Hugasana basically means Hug Pose Intentionality is added by uniting the breath whereby both Huggers inhale together, exhale to embrace, inhale to recognize the shared presence, and exhale to release. Students are invited to share 4-12 hugasanas and it never ceases to put smiles on my face.


IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG?

Anyone and everyone I've greeted without a Hug indeed deserved one... However, since going back in time to make amends for each and every missed hug isn't an option, the best I can do Now is pay attention and not miss any opportunity to share a Hug.


IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU HUG?

Given the opportunity to Hug anyone I'd choose to share a heart-to-heart Hugasana with Little Jessica, my inner child, letting her know how much I love and appreciate her unconditionally.


AND LASTLY, GIVE US ONE DAMN GOOD REASON WHY WE SHOULD ALL HUG MORE?

Only one reason?!? One of the many reasons for the world to Hug More is that Hugs know no language, age, race or culture, they defy borders and hurdle barriers, saying with a universal tongue, We Are One.


So many hugs and thank you again for the honor of participating in the beautiful Hug More movement!

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