EPISODE 188: How to Power Pose for Confidence

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an important meeting or speaking engagement paralyzed with anxiety or nervousness? If so, you’re not alone. Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy, discovered that you can often overcome crippling fears by accessing your personal power through posture. Yoga students: this is called, “Posing for Confidence.”

Listen in to learn:

  • How your body language can actually increase testosterone and lower cortisol
  • How there is an on-going, body-mind conversation, always
  • How to take a “power pose” to change your mood
  • Why New Year’s Resolutions might be too long term and abstract

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You might know Amy Cuddy from her extremely popular TED talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. She is a professor and researcher at Harvard Business School and studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments influence people.

Her research has been published in top academic journals and covered by NPR, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Wired, Fast Company, and more. Cuddy has been named a “Game Changer” by Time, a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, one of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” by Business Insider, and a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.

Her new book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, is getting great reviews and is available on Amazon at all major booksellers.

He is the captain of the North Face Athletic Team and serves on the boards of the Montana State University Leadership Institute, Protect Our Winters, Bozeman Ice Tower Foundation, Gallatin County Fair Board and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

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