Power Pose (IMAGE) Michigan State University Caption Can holding a power pose, such as standing with your legs wide and hands on hips, improve your life? A raft of new research spearheaded by a Michigan State University scholar suggests the answer is overwhelmingly no. Credit Michigan State University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.