Expansive posturing is a term used by those who study body language. It is based on the idea that your body shapes your mind; your mind shapes your behavior; and your behavior shapes your outcomes. When we adopt expansive (open) postures, we feel safe, powerful and confident.
Every one of us has been created to reach beyond our own grasp. When we extend ourselves beyond our own limits, we move from self-confidence to God-confidence. We can feel safe, powerful and confident that God is in control, even when it feels like things are very much out of control.
“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” (Prov. 31:20)