“mini yogis minute” tip of the week

Welcome to the "mini yogis minute" weekly yoga tips for teachers and parents looking to create a more fun, engaging, and effective practice for their children. Be sure to check out mini yogis teacher training for all the tricks of the trade!

Communication seems like a fairly straightforward thing. I say (or write) something. You hear (or read) it and respond. And so on and so forth.

But not so fast! There’s another, deeper form of communication that transcends everyday conversation: non-verbal communication.

If you’re not already familiar with the concept, non-verbal communication is simply communication without words. A smile or a wink can be non-verbal communication. Or sometimes something more subtle–a shift in energy or body language–can do the trick.

No matter what form non-verbal communication takes, learning to send and pick up on these cues helps people to connect on a more profound level. Non-verbal communication is like the yoga of communication.

A great exercise you can do to enhance this ability is to have two or more kids team up (you can actually do this with an entire class, no matter how big the class) and have one child be It. The child who’s It starts moving through a made up yoga sequence and the rest of the group tries to follow along as closely as possible in real time. So, not lagging a few seconds behind, but trying to mimic It’s movements just as they are being made.

Depending how fast It moves and how in-tune the class is, this exercise can be really easy or really challenging…but either way, it’s definitely really fun.

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