You probably know at least one beautiful girl, with an enviable figure, who has everything going for her. Except her posture.

That one thing that puts you off slightly, but certainly. Despite her being so striking, those drooping shoulders, protruding skinny belly, hunchbacked frame, or knocking knees can make even the most attractive person look unattractive. Posture is everything when it comes to pulling off a sexy stance. Here's why you should care and how you can get the perfect posture...

What is good posture?
Most people think that to "stand up straight" means tensing your back to heave your chest 'in and up', and pulling your head back in to your chest. This is not so. The spine has two natural curves that you need to maintain called the 'double C' or 'S' curves, these are the curves found from the base of your head to your shoulders and the curve from the upper back to the base of the spine. When standing straight up, make sure that your weight is evenly distributed on your feet. You might feel like you are leaning forward, and look stupid, but you don't.

Align yourself while looking in a mirror -
Proper alignment places your ears loosely above your shoulders, above your hips. Again, these points make a straight line, but the spine itself curves in a slight 'S'. You'll find that this doesn't hurt at all. If you do experience pain, look at your side view in a mirror to see if you're forcing your back into an unnatural position.

Exercises for good posture -
The reason why you may not have good posture is because certain body parts may not have the strength to carry your weight properly. There are a few techniques to ascertain which part of your body is not holding up well enough to support you properly. These posture exercises over-exaggerate proper posture - intentionally, and to the point where they are meant to subconsciously trick the mind into proper back posture habits.

Protruding abdomen and buttocks:
Symptom: Abdomen sticks out in the front and buttocks protrude in the rear.

Tilt pelvis so that the front moves up and under. Keep chest and shoulders upright and gently lift up and in with the stomach muscles, as if pulling the stomach away from a waistband. Hold for 5-10 seconds.

Sitting while standing:
Symptom: Knees and ankles pitch forward as they would when assuming a sitting position.

Allow an imaginary string on top of the head to pull the body upwards, straightening the entire body along the way. Inhale to allow the chest to expand and fill with air while rising up above the pelvis. Without locking knees move them into a straight position and assume an overstretched straight leg and torso posture, letting the string pull upward.

How correct posture makes you sexier

Ostrich stance:
Symptom: Knees may be locked or bent backward, with the heels bearing the body weight. Chest may be leaning forward onto the pelvis, with the head and neck falling into a forward pitch.

Unlock knees and move them slightly forward over the front of the ankles. Level pelvis as in the exercise above. Inhale to allow chest to expand and fill with air while rising up above pelvis. Imagine a string on the top of the head pulling the upper body towards the ceiling.

Protruding abdomen slump:
Symptom: Pelvis and abdomen pitch forward increasing weight over the balls of the feet and the upper body may be depressed onto the abdomen. Head may also be dropped forward.

Bring pelvis back by lifting the abdomen up and in, to the point where there is better weight distribution through the feet. Inhale to allow chest to expand and fill with air while rising up above the pelvis. Imagine a string on the top of the head pulling the upper body towards the ceiling.

Yoga for better posture:
Exercises like yoga, dancing, and pilates, which focus on pulling yourself up and using your whole body strength, help improve posture as they make you conscious of your body and draw attention to the parts of your body that are slumping or that are not strong enough. When you do yoga, you will realize you have very little hip flexibility or hamstring flexibility etc, thus making you predisposed to bad posture and working on that muscle will help you get a good posture.

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