“Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.”
We can begin to change our mind and body chemistry in as little as 2 minutes with power posing. Testosterone levels rise. Cortisol levels decline.
Our nonverbals—our body language—not only affect how others perceive and understand us, we are powerfully influenced by it ourselves.
Amy Cuddy does research on body language. The science is now showing we can actually transform our body chemistry by changing our posture.
“When we think of nonverbals, we think of how we judge others … We tend to forget, though, the other audience that’s influenced by our nonverbals: ourselves.”
I actually find it quite astounding that by being aware of how we are carrying ourselves physically, and by making strategic and yet simple changes, we can positively alter our hormonal profile.
This then leads to changes in behavior. And changes in behavior open the door to changes in life outcomes.
Hormonal profile … emotions … changed behavior … better outcomes.
Invest a little time with her Ted Talk presentation. We can leverage our sense of personal power with power posing!