This simple 1-second practice from Wendy Palmer offers a go-to energizer that expands your personal presence — a surefire way to tap into your best self and be more empowered in the world.
Watch to try it yourself — and find out why it’s called “the lizard push-up”!
Practice leads to sustained change
The mind loves the idea of change while the body — especially the limbic system — resists it. This is why when we try to change too much at one time, such as a crash diet or radical exercise program, we often can’t sustain it. Wendy Palmer, a leadership expert who works with mind-body patterns, recommends small, incremental change that gradually shifts our baseline “normal” and leads to successful integration of new habits. Through consistent repetition, we can train ourselves to be more naturally open, confident, and available to connect — powerful leadership skills.