Aura and Intuition Games with High Schoolers

Sharing some parts of a yoga class I did with 16-17 year olds in a school where they had been studying Hatha Yoga as part of their Health and Gym class (with a wonderful RCFY 200 hour teacher). 

This was their first time doing Kundalini yoga and these  “energy” games.  Here are a few themes and activities and their written responses.


Hand Rubbing to Feel Your Aura  images

Rub hands together with the eyes closed for a minute.  Bring the hands apart about 2 feet.  Feel the energy in the hands and between them as you slowly “play with the energy” between your hand by bringing them apart and closer together until little by little the hands come together.  The entire time focus on the space between the hands.

Responses from the students:

  • Your aura reflects your true mood even if you are pretending to feel something else.
  • The intuition game we did with the heat in your hands was awesome.
  • When we rubbed our hands together I could feel some sort of sponge block that I could press my fingers into.
  • Very cool to feel the energy moving when we rubbed our hands and moved them closer together.
  • Interesting to learn about the energy around everyone (aura)


Find the Feather Intuition Game:  Sitting in smaller groups with a feather in the center, do a centering meditation to access your inner “knowing” by breathing, focusing on the heart and the area between the eyebrows (the intuitive chakra called Ajna Center).  Then one person leaves the room.  Another person in the group places the feather underneath him/herself.  The person comes back and uses intuition to determine who has the feather.  The other members of the group “send” good energy to that person, visualizing a strong intuition and confidence.

Responses from the students:

  • Whether we like it or not – a little logic enters our minds – and it can throw off our intuition.
  • When we played the feather game it was hard not to use the thinking part of your brain.
  • Our group got it right every time on the first try!
  • I’ve always thought I had a strong intuition and Shakta’s activity proved that.

I hope this was helpful.  If you want more detail about these activities or more ideas, check with a Radiant Child Yoga  trainer, ask on RCY FB page, or take a course in Radiant Child Yoga!


About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site


  1. Kay Locke March 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Great game, thank you for such great inspiration to create curiosity around the concept of aura.

    • radiantchildyoga March 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      I like the word ‘curiosity’ because it really says what works for kids and all of us– we don’t want to teach concepts. We want the children to experience the reality of those concepts. Playing games, meditating, practicing yoga. All give the experience –and that is ultimately the teacher….. The inner teacher teaches!?

  2. Mary Beth Quick March 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks Shakta for sharing!! I used both with varying ages and they all love these games!! You are the best 🙂

  3. Mary Beth Quick March 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks Shakta!! I’ve used both these games with kids of varying ages and the just love them!!

  4. Bradlee March 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks Shakta, I really liked this post and I feel like your response to the first comment was super insightful and a helpful reminder! Every time I have used the feather game, the kids have loved it!

    • radiantchildyoga March 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm - Reply

      I think the comment you are referring to was actually made by a student in the class–very insightful, indeed!

  5. Phyllis March 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing. I am preparing for a group of tweens and think these will be a great addition.

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