Archive | July, 2011

Power Posing

24 Jul

Stress levels rising?

Then strike a pose……

Chris Shaw's embrace posture. A Posture to enhance energy and power.

“a person can, by assuming two simple 1-min poses, embody power and instantly become more powerful has real-world, actionable implications”

Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance

Dana R. Carney1, Amy J.C. Cuddy2 and Andy J. Yap1

Power postures or  Zhan zhuang has been used in China for thousands of years to develop physical power and a calm mind.  Why not try it your self?

Here is martial arts master Wang Shu Jin practicing ‘stand like a tree’ posture….

Stand with feet shoulder width apart, feet parallel, soften behind knees and sit as if on a high stall.  Now imagine lifting up from the top of your head and maintain a straight back.  Bring your hands up to below your shoulders and soften your eyes.  All you have to do now is breathe and imagine you are gently squeezing and releasing, hugging a big tree.