The Power of Posture

 How you stand (and move) really does change your brain: In this era of mind-body discoveries, people still question whether what we do with our bodies can actually affect the brain.  Social scientists now have proof that yes, it does.  Still skeptical?  Give this a try:  Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Make fists with your hands and place them on your hips – imagine Wonder Woman or Super Man.  Stand like this for a full two minutes.  Then notice how much taller and powerful you feel.  That’s because your testosterone (the power hormone) level went up and your cortisol (the stress hormone) level went down.  Here is the link to a TED Talk by one of the scientist who made this discovery.  As one of my clients noted, “(It) makes me want a headdress and a cape.

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

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