Strike a Power Pose for an instant confidence boost

You’ve probably already done this simple power pose without realizing it. The Ilchi Position, one of the simple and effective power poses can help you reduce stress, increase confidence, strengthen the body and relax over-tense muscles. Posture, we’re now realizing, isn’t just a way to communicate to an audience: it’s actually a boost to your self-esteem. A 2012 study by scientists Pablo Binol, Richard Petty, and Benjamin Wagner on how body posture might affect “self-evaluation” — what we think of ourselves and our capabilities — showed that people who stood in a power pose (they called it “confident posture,” with chest pushed out and erect spine) were much more prone to rate themselves more confidently than people in a “doubtful posture,” slumped and self-contained.