DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
Who me? An athlete? NO way! I’ve never been able to … I can’t …. That’s just not me…
I feel guilty when I do something for myself.
Strong you answers, “Tell yourself that you are worth it!”
OK. I’ll try to believe that.
Strong you replies, “Act as if you are worth it until it becomes true!”
BUT DOES THAT REALLY WORK? Watch Amy Cuddy on this Ted Talk video and learn why it really does! Then, let’s see how it applies to yoga.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. 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.
Click here for video of Amy Cuddy’s research on how body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions. Full bio »
I love it when there are very specific actions we can take to make easy use of a good idea. Yes, standing in the bathroom for two minutes with your arms up will do the trick. But look at the yoga poses below. They are open positions with arms high. There’s a reason why some yoga poses are called warrior! I’m doing a yoga challenge called #yogaeverydamnday. Would you like to join me? Click here to join the yoga challenge. We can get happy together! J
Leonard Cohen said it pretty well.
“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen