Superhero Pose for Confidence and Why You Need It
Body posture doesn’t only improve the outlook of a person but also one’s mood. It gives an immediate positive sense of confidence. That is what the superhero pose can do for you.
For someone experiencing schizophrenic symptoms every day, it’s common to feel down or low sometimes. Delusions often belittle us as a person, making us feel negative about ourselves.
Our posture is always affected as it reflects our mood. For example, someone who is sad will slump when sitting. When I’m dealing with my delusions, I tend to lie on the sofa for hours without the desire to do anything.
A study published by the University of Bamberg showed how strong body poses lead to positive feelings. Robert Körner from the Institute of Psychology stated that “Body language is not just about expressing feelings, it can also shape how a person feels”.
This is exactly what’s needed for a schizophrenic, just a wee bit of push to feel confident and happier again.
What To Do
A confident person tends to have the head up straight with open postures. That’s what you need to do here.
Try standing akimbo, that is the superhero post! Akimbo means standing with both hands on the hips and elbows turned outwards. Just like how Superman would stand, confident and strong.
The toughest part of this exercise is the willingness to stand up. It’s so much easier to just lay in bed when you don’t feel like doing anything.
Trust me, you just have to do it to feel better. Move on to other activities once your mood is lifted.
I find this exercise the best for a quick mood booster before working on my day.
What Does It Do
Standing in the superhero pose makes you feel tall and strong. It gives you the sense of having control of the situation.
When in a low mood, we need the feeling of being confident in that very moment, like we’ve owned it! It pushes you to brighten up your mood and be in the present moment.
How I Feel After Doing
I feel like I have the confidence to withstand my current situation. I also have the courage to stand up for myself and continue completing my routine. It helps me be more sure of myself and pushes me to move forward in whatever I do.