MKMMA Week 19: “Strike a Pose!!”

What incredible finds and shares this week in MKMMA!

Three words keep repeating in my mind … Posture, Presence effecting Performance in two minutes! “No tech life hack and all it required of me was to change my posture for two minutes” in Amy Cuddy research!

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Amy Cuddy in Power Pose

It sounds crazy but what is even crazier is that Mark J has been naturally doing this all his career and now he and we have the science to support this simple act that can change our lives or anyone’s life! This is what means to be in tune with your mind and your body.

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When we assume a power pose as described by Amy Cuddy there are actual measureable chemical changes in our bodies.

In her research paper in 2010, subjects who spent two minutes in a room alone doing high-power poses increased their testosterone levels by 20 percent (confidence) and lowered their stress hormone cortisol by 25 percent (anxiety). This simple action turned the nervous to champions in settings from test taking, job interviews to sports.

What could it do for you?

Could it be that little thing you do that makes a good day awesome?

Watch Amy Cuddy and you decide:


To finish, Amy Cuddy’s final words are worth reading again …

“The last thing I’m going to leave you with is this. Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. So this is two minutes. Two minutes, two minutes, two minutes. Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes, try doing this, in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk behind closed doors. That’s what you want to do. Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation. Get your testosterone up. Get your cortisol down. Don’t leave that situation feeling like, oh, I didn’t show them who I am. Leave that situation feeling like, oh, I really feel like I got to say who I am and show who I am. 

So I want to ask you first, you know, both to try power posing, and also I want to ask you to share the science, because this is simple. I don’t have ego involved in this. Give it away. Share it with people, because the people who can use it the most are the ones with no resources and no technology and no status and no power. Give it to them because they can do it in private. They need their bodies, privacy and two minutes, and it can significantly change the outcomes of their life.”

30 Second Pose Review:

So, if you see me on the street and my hands are raised in the air you will know what I am doing … Striking the Pose, make my Presence known and Performing to the max!!!

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  • Trish

    So simple. So powerful.

  • Anna

    Christina, I really enjoyed the recap of Amy’s research and reading of your experience. Thank you for sharing. Anna

  • Claes

    Great post, Christina, I just love how You caught the essence of Amy Cuddy´s work and boiled it down to this easy and entertaining read!

    Mahalo, I appreciate You!

  • Claes

    Great post, Christina, I love how You caught the essence of Amy Cuddy´s work and boiled it down to this easy and entertaining read!

    Mahalo, I appreciate You!

  • Davene

    Great job Christina – I love this blog!

  • Andrei Jablokow

    Posture, Presence affecting Performance. I love it! Thanks for sharing Christina.