Do you have a big presentation coming up? Are you about to go into an interview that could score you the job of your dreams? The best thing you can do is march into a space feeling confident in yourself, what you have done, and what you are able to achieve.
Giving yourself a pep talk might not work for everyone. It may be more stressful to tell yourself that you are awesome over and over again than it is to gain self-confidence.
By helping the right chemicals to flow in the right directions, your body is able to communicate to your brain how valuable and strong you are. This can be achieved by extending your arms and legs and feeling your strength.
We tell you how to do four simple yoga poses in your classroom, office, or room that will trigger the production and release of testosterone and cortisol, which can boost confidence.
Pose 1: Extended triangle Pose
Step forward with your right foot.
Turn your toes at a 45-degree angle and grind your heel.
Inhale, extend your arms above your head, and move your hips to the front. Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle.
Turn your body outwards and extend your arms (Warrior Pose II) to exhale, and then open your hips.
As you inhale, extend your front leg and place your hand on the ankle. Bring your other arm above your head and tilt your pelvis. Exhale.
Repeat the same thing on the opposite side.
Pose 2: Warrior II
Put your hands on the hips.
Bring your left leg up to your chest. Hold for a few moments.
Extend your left leg without touching the ground.
Extend your arms to your sides and keep your right leg straight.
Hold for 5-10 breaths, then slowly lower your leg.
Repeat the process on the opposite side.
Pose 3: Tree Back Arch
Hold your hands high on your hips and stand tall.
Bring your left knee up and rest it on the inside of your thigh. (Or shin if you prefer to be subtle.)
Join your hands behind you with your arms extended.
Lift your chest and bring your hands down.
Take five deep breaths.
Pose 4 – Seated Crescent Moon Pose
You will feel taller and stronger in this pose, which helps you to relax and reduce stress.
Lift your arms with your hands straight up and index fingers linked together.
Take a few deep breaths and lean slightly to the left.
Repeat the process on the other side.
You will feel calmer and taller after completing these poses. These poses will calm you down, improve your posture, and help you to feel more grounded.
Have you got a favorite yoga pose that you do before an important presentation or test?