In some ways, our nonverbal communication is more powerful than our words.

While verbal communication is imperative for any healthy relationship, physical body language is just as important. At the end of the day, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. According to this YourTango panel of relationship experts—including our very own Gal Szekely—how you carry yourself can make a major impact on not only your intimate relationships, but on how the world sees you.

What, exactly, does “body language” consist of, and how do you learn to recognize (and manage) its cues? Find out in this video with Gal (starting at 0:22), along with YourTango’s Senior VP Melanie Gorman, author Dr. Sue Johnson, Dr. Rita DeMaria, and Marni Feuerman. Check it out and give us your thoughts!

And, if you need more of these tips along with some practical, hands-on tools, join Gal and Liron this summer for Love Made Simple: A Weekend Workshop for Couples Who Want More. Relationships take maintenance, and no one’s given you the manual—until now. In just two days, you’ll rediscover your partner and greatly expand your potential as a couple. Register today!