If you are feeling down, force yourself to smile for a minute, and you will feel happier.
Why is that? Because whilst our minds affect our bodies, how we hold our bodies also affects our minds.
Both our minds and actions trigger hormonal releases in our bodies.
As Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy explains, our body language shapes how others perceive us, be it positive or limiting. But with just two minutes daily practice, we can transform limiting into positive perceptions and behaviours.
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success