They are called several things – open and closed, high and low power, and more. They are the “stances” and there is research, studies,
TED talks, and more out there that support the the simple idea – tell yourself you are a superhero, stand like a superhero, be a superhero. Ah, it’s so easy to train the brain.
I had always gone with the “Peter Pan pose” and then in one of my last classes, one shared it as the “Wonder Woman pose” which, they are both about the same. Stand with your feet a bit more than shoulder width apart, your hands on your hips, your chin slightly up, chest out, and that stature of confidence. Take those good deep breaths and know you are able to conquer all things.
Check out the TED talk below by Amy Cuddy about how your body language shapes who you are. Then, choose a superhero, stand tall, and face the world!