In just 2 minutes you can make a big difference: Non-Verbal power positioning The message in Amy Cuddy’s TED talk is something we can directly relate to our practice of combat sports (BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai, etc..). Take your body positioning into consideration before training, classes, competition and general daily life. People tend to compliment other’s non-verbal stances. They don’t mirror instead they do the opposite. Placing yourself in a “power position” can subconsciously place others in a “low power position”. Positioning yourself to feel empowered will actually make you feel empowered! The studies have proven by holding a “power pose” for just 2 min there can be a 20% increase in your testosterone levels and a distinct decline in your “stress” hormone cortisol. The opposite could be said for those in the “low-power position”   Apply this to a competition setting and what could...

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