Setting Non-Verbal Boundaries In Your Life

My dear Global Yoga Community,

This is the translation for above:
“You don’t have to learn to endure more, you have to learn not to allow everything”

I am certain that the dog I chose, came into my life for reason. She is suppose to teach me something valuable and I believe that it is like this for everybody who has an animal. Just like people as well.
As you know I have worked on myself and with my dog on living more harmoniously side-by-side.
One thing I came up against over and over is:


I can’t believe that it took me more than half of my life to fully comprehend the extend of these words. I slowly manage to do it and I can see and feel just a glimpse of how empowering and freeing this can be on all levels. This time I am determined to follow through with it.
The beauty of learning it with your dog is that it is non-verbal which makes it even more powerful, but also easier because of their conditional love. If you mess up you can start the next day fresh over again with them.

I was researching “Setting non-verbal boundaries” and was blown away by its actual simplicity and clarity. We have been here before – simple, but not easy! For me the key is that boundaries are set in an unemotional manner.

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Setting non-verbal boundaries is a crucial aspect of communication and interpersonal relationships.
Non-verbal communication, including body language, facial expressions, and gestures, plays a significant role in conveying your boundaries and ensuring they are respected. Here’s how you can harness the power of setting non-verbal boundaries.

Body Language
Posture: Maintain an assertive and upright posture to signal confidence and self-assurance.
Eye Contact: Establish and maintain appropriate eye contact to convey attentiveness and seriousness about your boundaries.
Personal Space: Demonstrate your boundaries by managing your personal space and not allowing encroachment without consent.

Facial Expressions
Firmness: Use a firm and composed facial expression to convey the seriousness of your boundaries.
Disapproval: Express disapproval or discomfort through your facial expressions to signal when someone has crossed a boundary.

Palm Up/Palm Down: Use palm-up gestures to welcome appropriate interaction and palm-down gestures to indicate a stop or boundary.
Gesture at a Distance: Use appropriate hand gestures to indicate the desired distance or space you want to maintain.

Voice Tone and Volume
Firm Tone: Speak in a firm and clear tone to assert your boundaries without being aggressive.
Appropriate Volume: Adjust your voice volume to match the situation, emphasizing your boundaries when needed.

Ensure that your non-verbal communication aligns with your verbal communication and remains consistent across various situations.

Be mindful of others’ non-verbal cues and respect their boundaries as well.
Pay attention to how people respond to your non-verbal cues and adjust them if needed to effectively convey your boundaries.

Practice Self-Awareness:
Understand your own body language and the messages it conveys. Practice using non-verbal cues consciously to communicate your boundaries effectively.

Empowerment and Confidence:
Cultivate self-confidence and empowerment, as these qualities will naturally reflect in your non-verbal communication, reinforcing your boundaries.

Remember, setting non-verbal boundaries is about communicating your needs and limits effectively without necessarily using words. It’s a powerful tool to ensure your boundaries are respected and to maintain healthy relationships.

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Who new that the body language one would be the hardest for me! I know if I manage to get my dog to respect me fully, all other areas of my life will be influenced and changed.

Monday 18.09.
Set an Intension

Wednesday 20.09.
Set an Intension
Slow Flow

Thursday 21.09.
Open Theme
Yogis Choice

Friday 22.09.
Set an Intension

Monday 25.09.
Intension on Self-Boundary
Slow Flow

Wednesday 27.09.
Intension on Self-Boundary

Thursday 28.09.
Open Theme
Yogis Choice

Friday 29.09.
Intension on Self-Boundary

I hope this is an inspiration for you, unless I am the only one who has issues with setting healthy boundaries! 🙂



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