Power of the Wonder Woman Stance

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Photo Credit: Lα Ollgα Flickr via Compfight cc

Picture this: a thirty-something woman in business-casual attire standing with her hands on her hips, feet spread slightly more than shoulder-width apart, chest puffed out, chin up, flashing a fantastic grin, her hair blowing just perfectly (okay maybe not the last one) in a bathroom stall.


Research has shown than assuming one of these “power poses” for a few minutes can boost self-esteem.  A TED Talk by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, argues that “power posing” — or standing in a confident position (regardless of how we feel) — can increase confidence, and might impact our success.

See the TED talk here: Your body language shapes who you are

Try it!  Did it make you feel more confident? Share with us in the comment section below!

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