Have you noticed that you can usually tell how a person is feeling by the way they hold their body?
That a depressed or sad person will often have rounded shoulders, be looking down and talk low and slowly? Or if you observe a child who is happy, they are bouncing around, maybe skipping and singing and laughing.
And that observing that person or child you will take on some of their mood, for good or ill!
Who is feeling a bit low today?
Ok, I want you to humour me for a moment – look up at the ceiling and put the biggest grin you can muster on your face – hold this pose for as long as you can.
Ok, you can stop.
How do you feel when you stop – still unhappy?
If you have performed this exercise as described, you ought to be feeling lighter, even happier right now.
So why is that?
Basically there is an unwritten law that says “physiology creates psychology” but what does that mean?
Well it means that if you want to experience a mood, feeling or state, then put your body into the physical stance embodied by that state, and your emotions and thoughts around your state have to change.
I challenge you to try this next time you are feeling less than your best, then [email us](mailto:[email protected]) with your results!