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FAQ: How to move like a woman.

Postby Christine Parker » April 2nd, 2016, 10:04 am

Just received this. Some points I know well, but there were some that were new to me. We can all keep learning and improving.

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Introduction

Clothes, hair, and makeup are important aspects of your feminine image.

But your MOVEMENTS say more about you than you probably realize.

It doesn’t matter how good you look… If your movements give off a masculine vibe (or worse, are exaggerated and unnatural), you’re probably not making the impression you hoped for.

The first step to mastering your feminine movements? It’s avoiding some common mistakes!

Here are 5 male to female movement mistakes to avoid – and what to do instead:


1. Over-exaggerated hip swinging

There’s nothing more alluring than the sexy sway of a woman’s hips as she walks. But you should never overdo this. In fact, if you are consciously swinging your hips, it’s probably too much.

A better approach is to simply put on a pair of high heels and walk naturally. Heels automatically cause your hips to sway. The key is to relax your body and go with the flow.


2. Stiff body movements

Stiff isn’t sexy. As I mentioned earlier, the secret to fluid, feminine movements is to relax your body.

Tense muscles translate to stiff, masculine body movements. Focus on relaxing your body instead. Do stretching exercises to help release built-up tension.


3. Poor posture

Your posture is the foundation for your movements. Here are two posture mistakes to avoid:

Slouching: If you’re tall, you might be tempted to slouch to downplay your height. Don’t. Slouching isn’t attractive and it definitely doesn’t make you look more feminine.

Arching your back: On the other extreme, avoid exaggerating your posture by arching your back and sticking your butt out. While you might think this looks “sexy,” it actually looks silly.

The fix for both of these mistakes is to stand tall with natural, lifted posture. This makes you look confident and feminine.


4. Stocky shoulder movements

Men carry their weight in their upper bodies, while a woman’s center of gravity is in her hips. In men, this often translates into strong upper body movements.

As you can see in the video below, the hallmark of a masculine walk is “stocky” shoulder movements. Compare that to the graceful sway of the women’s hips.

To counteract this tendency:

Keep your shoulders down and back. If you feel your shoulders coming forward, literally roll them back into place.

Focus on keeping your shoulders still while relaxing the hips. This will help transfer the movement to your lower body.

Keep your body weight neutral (or even slightly back) instead of leaning forward. This helps downplay the look of your shoulders.


5. Taking up too much space

There are many differences between male and female body language. One of the biggest differences is that men take up more space with their bodies while women tend to keep the space more closed.

You can see these differences in the video above:

When men walk, they typically have a space between their arms and body, while a woman’s hands brush her hips.

Men’s steps are longer and there’s often more space between the feet.

There’s even a space between the thumb and hand, while women tend to keep their hands in a closed or “cupped” position.

Fascinating, right?

To correct this, rotate your elbows in so your arms stay closer to your body. Keep your feet closer together and take shorter steps when you walk. Finally, keep your thumbs tucked into your hands.
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Re: FAQ: How to move like a woman.

Postby Kate » April 2nd, 2016, 5:56 pm

Some good tips. I especially like the one about stocky shoulders.

A good way to think of posture I have found is imagine a piece of string that runs through your head down your body. Now imagine pulling the string up into the air and your body just falling into line with gravity. this works for me.

I use to try and "tip" my pelvis forward to exaggerate the bottom and pull the front in. Don't. It also looks silly if you get it wrong and you end up looking like you are constantly about to fall over forwards. One final thing, whilst heels can help with getting that lower body posture right don't use too high a heel. A simple 1 inch heel is plenty and you will still be able to walk fairly normally. Also not a point heel, particularly initially, a block or wedge is much easier and can still look feminine.

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