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Power: Power Posing

Few bluefeet workshops or coaching sessions go by without the topic of power posing, based on the research of Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School.

Just two minutes will literally change your mind.

Two minutes of high power poses (Wonder Woman and similar), increase your testosterone and decrease your cortisol. That's an increase in your power hormone and a decrease in your stress hormone.

Two minutes of low power poses have the opposite effect — they increase your stress and decrease your power.

Women take note — most ladylike poses, the way our mothers and grandmothers taught us to sit, are low power poses. Since taking Amy Cuddy's advice to heart, bluefeet founder Lilli Cloud says she rarely ever sits with her legs crossed now, especially not in an important meeting.

Watch this 3-minute version of the research...

Boost Power Through Body Language

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are