A friend of mine recently turned me on to Amy Cuddy's research on posture. (If you have an issue with the video below, here's the link: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en).
Her work here seems useful to many people, but I'm also thinking about first time graduate student teachers and job seekers.
Power posing may also be particularly important for women in academe (see the Professor is in on this topic: http://theprofessorisin.com/2011/07/08/what-is-assertiveness-in-academia/).
In addition to power posing, this may also be a time to experiment with the psychological/metaphorical benefits of certain yoga poses--forward folds for calming, back bends (heart openers) for feeling more loving and opening, balancing poses for gaining a feeling of centeredness. Or, maybe some of yoga's original power poses--the warrior sequence.
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