Poor Posture: Arms Akimbo

Poor Posture:  Arms Akimbo

This post is a reply to a reader who expressed concern about her habit of standing with hands on hips.  Since the term, "arms akimbo," has been around since Chaucer’s day, I’m sure my correspondent is not alone in her curiosity about it. You can assume this posture in a variety of ways:  with the elbows thrust back and chest forward. or with the shoulders rolled forward and chest resting down and in.  Either of these positions can be varied further depending on the position of the neck and head.  The chin can be thrust forward or pulled back. Fingers may be spread, or fists closed.  Try on some of these options yourself and marvel at how expressive your body can be!

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