Can your body language really shape who you are as a person? You betcha. Here’s why you should take two minutes to reconsider how you sit, stand and move – it might just change your life.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Read more: TED body lTalks.