Mirror the Other With Your Body

If you want to gain a better sense of what’s going on with another person, try on their body language, breathing patterns, and movements.

How to do it

  1. Notice and mirror someone’s posture, how they’re sitting/standing.  (ie. Are they slumped? stiff? puffed up? etc.)
  2. Notice and mirror someone’s movements, the placement of their hands, feet, arms, legs.
  3. Notice and mirror how the person is breathing.
  4. Notice what happens. (ie. within yourself, or the other person.
  5.  If you feel shy about moving your body, try on moving inside, imagining moving with the other.


  • Increases connection and play
  • Opens opportunities for discovery
  • Supports curiosity and appreciation