There is a scientific explanation for why we often leave the dance floor feeling confident, passionate, enthusiastic and captivating. Social psychologist Amy Cuddyâ€™s research shows how â€œpower posingâ€ can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain which can affect how powerful our presence is.
Learn more in Cuddyâ€™s TED talk.
Dancing is like a power posing conditioning class. What I find especially cool is that it is power expressed and shared in community. The dancing circle helps us practice moving together through life in a way in which we all are powerful.
Practicing dance is one way to prepare ourselves to â€œfake itâ€ until we â€œbecome it.â€ Thank you for all the ways your reveal yourself fully to the world.
Emily Jarrett Hughes