The Dirty Hug.

Via David Romanelli
on Jul 20, 2011
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If you’ve ever received a hug with a bit too much “thrust,” you’ll enjoy my Guide to Hugging. It’s based on a chapter from my book Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin the Moment


About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


10 Responses to “The Dirty Hug.”

  1. This is really funny. Poor Dave. Better luck next time!

    Wait, aren't you about to get married?

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  3. tammy reese says:


  4. Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Yoga homepage.

  5. Fantastic! I've been on the receiving end of one too many inappropriately thrusty hugs from someone I'd rather not even hug.

  6. skink says:

    I must be too Naïve, I have never heard or thought of doing such.

  7. tanya lee markul says:

    Just posted to "Popular Lately" on the Elephant Yoga homepage.

  8. I never laughed so hard! And now I understand why my husband would get so upset when I hugged him and always included three taps of my hand on his back. I had no idea what I was communicating at the time, but he sure did. BTW- we are no longer married. 🙂