Monday, February 1, 2016

Power in Action

Wonder Woman/Super Hero
 Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, is a social psychologist who studies the relationship between body language and feelings of competence and power introduced the concept of “power posing.” I call them "Victory," "Wonder Woman," and "Oprah" or "Rapinoe" [updated after Megan Rapinoe led the U.S. Women's National Team to victory in the 2019 Women's World Cup].
The idea is that even if we fake powerful body language it affects the way we think and feel. Similar to what we do in IMPACT to get our bodies doing powerful things and before we know it we feel powerful. 


Doing “power poses” in IMPACT is lots of fun and introduces the idea of feeling power in our bodies very quickly.  

Megan Rapinoe

Why don’t you try out these power poses and see what you think. 

Martha Thompson
IMPACT Chicago Lead Instructor
Co-Chair IMPACT Administrative Team

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