When you’re feeling powerful, you tend to be more assertive and more optimistic, think more abstractly, and are more willing to take risks.

Retno Wulandari   26 May 2016 17:56

Brilio.net - Like it or not, our bodies’ gestures are a perfect reflection of what we are thinking and feeling. Even in a single glance, people may know that you’re feeling confident and in-control as you strike a pose that mirrors your feelings.

But what if we could use our body to help change our mood? Okay, it’s simple, but striking a confident pose can help you feel confident on the inside. If you look confident and powerful, you’re more likely to feel commanding on the inside. In addition, when you’re feeling powerful, you tend to be more assertive and more optimistic, think more abstractly, and are more willing to take risks. So, you may want a few pointers to boost your mood.

Don’t have any idea where to start? Don’t worry, if there’s a will, there’s a way. We can see some examples from the celebrities, who are usually seen powerful and confident. As featured in Lifehack, here are 8 powerful celebrity poses you may like to copy in order to feel on top of things.

As people say, fake it until you make it!

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Our favourite Oscar winner is often seen with this pose, with both of his hands in his pockets and legs rested on your toe. People can easily read that you are at ease and composed.

2. Reese Witherspoon

To create a strong presence, rest your left arm on your hip, and let the other arm casually fall at your side. To make an additional impression, bring your left leg out a bit in front of the right one like Reese Witherspoon does.

3. Salma Hayek

To make you look tall and impressive, stand up with both hands by your sides and your body turned at a slight angle. For the additional feeling of strength, add the sense of motion in your pose, as displayed by Salma Hayek.

4. Judy Collins

When sitting on the floor in the so-called picnic-style discussion, try crossing your ankles and raising up one knee. Then rest one elbow on your raised knee and one hand on the floor to give you a sense of comfort and power.

5. Robert Downey Jr.

To make you look welcoming and in control, spread out your arms in an honest and open fashion when greeting a friend or family.

6. Willem Dafoe

This pose is thoughtful and strong. To strike that pose, try crossing one arm over the other and then resting one hand on your face. As a bonus, you will also look balanced.

7. Keanu Reeves

Strength and composure will be portrayed with one hand in your pocket and the other resting loosely in front of your leg.

8. Scarlett Johansson

With two hands on your hips and your legs crossed, you’ll be portrayed as a powerful one to be reckoned with. This tough stance is sure to impress people around you.

 

Image source: Lifehack

 

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