We all experience moments of insecurity: A job interview, standing in front of a large group of strangers, teaching our first Yoga class. Often this insecurity shows in our body language, our state of mind affecting our posture. What if we could affect the way we feel by acting out a power pose for a couple of minutes, helping us preparing for a stressful, social showdown?
In her TED talk “Your body language shapes who you are” Amy Cuddy explains how our body can shape who we are.
So next time you feel anxious about an upcoming meeting, are afraid about all those gorillas looking down at you, remember how to use power poses: Press your chest out, lift your chin, stretch out, feel like a rock star.
Be yourself, show everything you have.
Fake it, till you become it.