“The Vinyasa of Getting Your Point Across”
Janet, a marketing and communications consultant…and yoga student, recently interviewed me about the communication tools I use as a yoga teacher to effectively direct…and re-direct students. This follows my post “Teaching: work in progress” regarding Janet’s request.
I am most grateful to Janet for her support and the confidence boost, as she saw and acknowledged something I would not. Growth happens…with effort!
I am humbled and honored to share a link to Janet’s post “The Vinyasa of Getting Your Point Across.”
Here is a highlight from the post:
“I can just imagine what Vito sees as we try to act on his instructions and we demonstrate a surprising range of interpretations — left instead of right; head down instead of up… How does Vito get the strays back on the yoga bus, help them achieve something useful? Recently, I had coffee with him to test my hypotheses and learn more. (Vito’s ability as a communicator is especially interesting considering he has a morbid fear of public speaking from his earliest days.) So, if he can be an impactful communicator, with effort, so can you or your leader.
‘The word Vinyasa — It is often used to describe ‘movement with breath,’ which implicitly indicates mindfulness, however, it is more directly translated as to ‘place with care.’ There is a Vinyasa of language — to use words and make meaning with care. Being conscientious about what you say, your intent.’”