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The Superhero Pose

August 24, 2017

Do you know how to play the part of the Superhero? You may have the uniform, but it's your body language that speaks volumes. 

 

The way you sit and stand can either project confidence or low self esteem. What do you transmit?

 

Think of a person that lacks self esteem and confidence. What characteristics come to mind? Is it poor posture? Do they appear smaller than they are? Do they avoid eye contact? Maybe they speak in a quiet, unsure voice? All of the above would be correct. This kind of body language and communication keeps people closed off from the world. I know, because I have been there, and I have seen it in others.

 

Now let's compare the example above with your favorite superheroes and we would find them on the opposite end of the spectrum. They usually have good posture with expansive poses that display confidence. They make eye contact and speak in a assertive voice. They can appear bigger and more intimidating than they really are. Even in the face of adversity, they fail to cower. 

 

Here are a few ways you can fulfill your destiny and take on your life's ultimate role as the superhero you were meant to be.

  • Be conscious of your posture. Bring awareness to how you are standing and sitting throughout the day and make adjustments when it's necessary. Stand tall but relaxed, chin gently tucked, shoulders in line with your ears, stomach slightly drawn in, and feet rooted firmly into the ground. Your arms can be in one of three places, at your sides, crossed, or with hands on your hips. When sitting, the best posture is the one that changes every 15 to 20 minutes. When we sit in one position for a long span, some muscles can creep and others can shorten, leading to postural problems over time.

  • Perform exercises that help reinforce good posture. Make sure that your strength training program is sensible and doesn't create muscle imbalances. Train smart. Good posture has the added benefit of making it easier to breathe deeply and move better. You may also benefit with improved energy and less pain.

  • Present yourself in the way that you want to be perceived by others. You may have heard the phrase,"fake it until you make it." Sitting, standing, and talking with confidence on a consistent basis will start to become your new norm, even if you don't believe it yet.

If you want to work on your superhero poses while building a strong mind and body, apply now for my online superhero training program. 

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