Body language affects how others see us, but can also change the way we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power presentation” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when you do not feel confident – can affect testosterone levels and cortisol in the brain, and even have an impact our chances of success.
Applications of your body language to change your brain
Every thought that you think has a biochemical reaction in the brain.
Recently studies at Harvard University have delighted us the power of presentation power, and use our bodies to change our brain.
We have been aware for decades that exercise changes the brain, and creates the “feel good” chemicals that we all desire. It has been shown to be as effective if not more effective than an antidepressant!
Our body language has a dramatic effect on how we feel.
You know this.
You know I feel safer when you’re sitting up high with a smile verses bend your back with crossed arms and looking down. . . go ahead try it;)
Types poses Energy
Superman / Female:
Standing, chest, head and eyes up, smile on his face, with you hands on her hips as superman.
How to win the race:
Stand with a big smile on his face and hands in the air, as just crossed the finish line of a race won.
Studies reveled that standing in these poses for 2 minutes begins to create brain chemicals and hormones that increase their confidence, bring joy, and prepare you care for success.
Pretend until you do
turns out that the old saying “fake it until you make it” is quite true.
If you stand in a pose that represents what is wanting to feel that the brain start taking these hormones and chemicals as if he were really feel that way, which leads to experiencing emotions missing in the first place.
The more you practice powerful postures and body language, the more it will change your brain and put that feeling on autopilot.
Use your body to change your brain! The next time you’re in a slump, they need motivation, confidence, success or a new mindset- move your body and can pose! It makes all the difference in the world!
- Stand in one of the above poses power for 2 minutes
- dancing, jumping, running, walking, waving
This will start creating chemicals you need to feel different!
I recommend watching this TEDTalk power presentation about.
Now tell me, do you feel different after trying these positions? Let me know below!