Our bodies can say a lot about what we are thinking and feeling. When we are feeling confident and in control, we are likely to strike a pose that mirrors this sentiment. However, what if we could use our body to help change our mood? It may seem simple, but striking a confident pose can have a direct effect on your inner sense of being. If you look powerful, you are more likely to feel commanding on the inside. Powerful people tend to be more assertive and more confident, more optimistic, think more abstractly, and are more willing to take risks. Here are 8 powerful celebrity poses you may like to copy in order to feel on top of things. As they say, fake it until you make it!
1. Reese Witherspoon
Try resting your left arm on your hip and let the other arm casually fall to your side. You can bring the left leg out in front a bit to add to the effect. This can make you have a strong presence.
2. Judy Collins
When sitting on the floor, try crossing your ankles and raising up one knee. You can then rest one elbow on your raised knee and one hand on the floor. This will give you a sense of both comfort and power.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
Placing both hands in your pockets and resting your right leg on your toe can give the impression of ease and composure.
4. Robert Downey
Spreading out your arms in an honest and open fashion can make you look welcoming and in control.
5. Salma Hayek
With both hands by your sides and your body turned at a slight angle, you will look tall and impressive. The sense of motion encompassed in this pose gives it a feeling of strength.
6. Willem Dafoe
This is both a thoughtful and strong pose. Try crossing one arm over the other and then resting one hand on your face. You will also look poised.
7. Scarlett Johansson
With two hands on your hips and your legs crossed, you will appear to be a force to be reckoned with. This tough stance is sure to make the impression you are after.
8. Keanu Reeves
With one hand in your pocket and the other resting loosely in front of your leg, you will portray strength and composure.
Try one or many of these poses and see how they help you change the way you view yourself.
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