Sis, you might not be depressed....maybe it's this....


I was having a conversation with a dear friend a few weeks ago and she mentioned that when she is not in a relationship she slips into depression. Now, this friend has never been clinically diagnosed with depression and I would even go so far as to say what she calls depression is actually just loneliness. Depression is a serious condition and shouldn’t be taken lightly and the term shouldn’t be used loosely. Prayers for those who suffer with it.

As our conversation continued, my initial thought was confirmed. She talked about how her favorite part of being in a relationship is “cuddling”. Ding Ding….enter oxytocin. Oxytocin is actually nicknamed the “cuddle hormone” because it is often activated when we are close contact with another.

There are so many benefits by releasing this hormone…we feel lighter, cheerful, upbeat and full of energy to say the least.

So what if that human connection isn’t immediately available? I told my friend that she could get this same feeling by playing with a cute puppy or even better yet science proves that we can bring on oxytocin through deeply relaxing and rhythmic activities. Do repetitive activities that involve undulations in the hips and belly, exercises that activate the pelvic floor such as a sexy floorkwork class or pole dancing.

If you could use a little more joy in your life maybe it’s time to release some oxytocin! We’ve got new sessions starting up in January. Limited spots available.

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