100 Words: Body Language

amy cuddy power poseWatch Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk.  It rocks (and makes me cry).

Body posture communicates in and out.  “Fake it ‘til you become it.”

Nia’s Principle 9 — hand and arm movements train, condition, and integrate upper and lower bodies, activate core, keep joints juicy.

Annnd, Nia Principle 9 allows movers to show up in different ways – physically and in life.

Whether it’s blocks and punches or fluttery butterfly hands, you might say, “It’s just not me.” Actually, it is.  An un-exercised part of you.  It’s human to move and express with power, gentleness, fierceness and tenderness.  Principle 9 let’s us exercise those “muscles,” too.

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