To exude power is to assume you have it. So many people I see are out of touch with their personal power. Where in the body does it reside?

In the Indian system it resides in the solar plexus and in the Traditional Chinese Medicine system it resides in the dantian

1/ The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, refers to the third chakra. It spins in the area around the abdomen above the belly button up to the breastbone. Meaning “lustrous gem” in Sanskrit, the Manipura chakra provides a source of personal power and relates to self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation

2/ The lower dantian is in the area a few fingers below your navel, and in Japanese traditions is the area of the Hara. It houses your vital energy, power and essence.

3/ The Hara Chakra is often seen as the source of chi, or life energy. This chakra is the source of superhuman power that is developed by martial artists and yogis. … This power, or energy, is called the “fierce woman” or the “fire in the belly” 

Strengthening the core muscles especially abdominal muscles is the foundation of good posture. The abdominal area relates to both the solar plexus and the dantian as described above. By standing and walking in a grounded way, by developing good upright posture when you walk, having deep breathing and being aware of the earth you walk on, allows perceptive people to notice you. This is because the vast majority of people have stooped posture and shallow breathing.

Standing and walking upright allows the head, heart, abdomen and pelvis to be in alignment. Forward head posture forces the head forward collapsing the chest and the heart which is the seat of joy in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The head is the seat of the judgemental mind.

Power resides in the body and when coupled with clarity of life purpose, vision and knowing what your gift is to the world, confidence will naturally flow to whoever we choose to be with. The ground will be swept clean before us as we walk. A benevolent personal power will naturally exude when our mindset is that of giving upliftment to all beings.

True power is so much more than the dictionary definition. “possession of control, authority or influence over others. The ability to control people and events” It is an inner certainty of why we are here, what we have to offer and that we are a servant or messenger for our fellow beings. It comes from a place of humility and knowing our place in the larger scheme of things. No need for brashness, just an inner knowing of our strengths and who we are.

Good posture, walking tall, deep breathing, confident foot placement and strong abdominal muscles are a wonderful foundation for personal power. It’s available to all the courageous who dare to step out of their comfort zone and into their potential that their bodies offer NOW.