Desk Yoga Power Poses

Power Poses! If you haven't seen Amy Cuddy's TED Talk you should check that out, but the summary is that certain postures have been scientifically proven to give you more confidence, be more comfortable with risk, and generally feel more powerful. Some of you may have taken a class with me where we Get Big and Take Up Space, which is inspired by this concept. 

These power poses also make for good afternoon stretches by your desk! You can try all of these arm variations by first coming to a standing position with your feet a bit wider than your hips. Try them each for 5-10 breath cycles and take note of how you feel afterwards. Do them before a presentation or important meeting to give yourself a boost and then go crush it :)

The Victor // Take your arms up like you've just won a gold medal. Or at least a gold star for doing your desk yoga.

The Villain // Interlace your fingers behind your head and allow your elbows to be wide. Muhahaha!

The Wonder Woman // Place your hands on your hips and draw your shoulder blades together on your back. My personal fave, obvs.