In Amy Cuddy’s tedtalk (46m views) the Harvard professor suggested that our body language governs how we think and feel about ourselves, and thus, how we hold our bodies can have an impact on our minds. In other words, by commanding a powerful stance, we can make ourselves actually feel more powerful. The evidence of power posing came from a study that Cuddy completed while at Harvard University, where participants sat in either a high-power pose (expansive posture) or low-power pose (leaning inward, legs crossed) for two minutes. Cuddy found that those who sat in the high-power pose, felt more powerful and performed better in mock interviews than those who had not.
She faced a lot of criticism from fellow researches but has recently published an updated study proving the link. So if you need a quick power boost, get your Wonder Woman (see pic) or Performer on (legs planted wide, arms up and wide as if you’re absorbing rapturous applause after a performance) and absorb the power from the pose. Full article here: