Posture shapes who you are

In this this TED talk Amy Cuddy talks about her research on body language. She reveals how standing in a posture of confidence can bring higher testosterone and lower cortisol levels. Both hormones have a huge impact on how we feel. Cortisol is the stress hormone. It can lead to anxiety, bad sleep, overweight, headaches and a weak immuun system. Low testosteron can make us fatigued and give us difficulties to trust life and others. Hearing her talk about her research reminds me to the power of bodywork and movement. Helping people move better and with less pain is important. But helping people unfold and grow is what is so much more powerful. And they are so closely connected!