You and the Way You Walk
Let's talk high heels!
Do you believe that the length of your steps, the movement of your arms and the swing of your hips could mean something? or a whole lot?
Each of us is different and there's nothing wrong with being masculine, androgynous, or walking in the best manner we find it comfortable. Some women even suffer from conditions that alter their ability to walk beautifully, normally, and even pain-free. This is not shallow. But for the lucky ones able and on the go, it could be fun to know how the way we walk defines a part of us.
After all, if we really like to get true feminine beauty, realizing some flaws might help us put life to them if we think it needs so.
Do You Walk on Eggs?
Unsure, teetering steps are often signs of timidity, but they could mean that your feet simply cannot live up to the height of the heels you are wearing. Leading with your chin could also show a sign of tension, even emotional upset. Wobbly ankles and pinched toes throw you off balance.
Just pick up a pair of heels that are fairly comfortable, and wander around the house until you're not wobbling any more. Practice gliding through the foot with a gentle heel, ball, toe step instead of stomping down with the whole foot at once. This big dancer trick will strengthen your knees as well and save them from injuries.
Are You a Shoe-Shuffer?
Dragging the feet makes you look tired and dreary. My college niece who is a little sloppy used to drag her feet everywhere that its so unbecoming for someone her age; she looked all the more lowsy. Thankfully, I made a whole lot of sense when she listened to me, never did it happen again. Now she walks in high heels confidently.
Most guys would take a woman who drags her feet as being less interested with those around her. Holding the body straight most of the time prevents dragging of the feet. The enthusiasm of a good posture will put new spring in the steps which also puts more energy in the way a woman walks.
The purely coincidental photograph above captures the contrast between a young energetic woman in outrageous boots walking in big, bold steps and an old men moving slowly in the background.
I'm not sure why some claim a woman like this can run over a guy's heart. The reason could be about her being a mind wanderer, which, often is claimed the rest of her follows. These women simply like to walk around like they own the place, or they want to feel more confident and self-assured.
She don’t just meander, she probably has to walk quickly and with purpose. However, a big part of being one could mean moving briskly with knees high and a determined look on the face. This rigid posture will make you appear more manly than feminine.
Men usually fills up space when walking which involves the use of elbows, shoulders and the whole body - the swagger. It better describes like walking with the torso and shoulders very relaxed and with arms just moving freely.
In general, to walk the swagger way is to move with confidence, sophistication, coolness, and conduct yourself in a way that would automatically earn respect. In short, you're walking like, you are in charge.
Do You Walk with a Wiggle?
This is the most feminine walk. Most women focus weight into the hips allowing them to walk with a subtle hip swing.
GB says it clearly demonstrates being different from how men walk; and because it's so unnatural to guys, it could leave the mind "Does she naturally move that way, or is it for me?"
I'm sure men's bums wiggle, as well, as they're just dangling there, but still they walk a lot different from women's. Most women tend to exaggerate walking with a wiggle, yet the artful movement comes off so lady-like, and the smaller silhouette that comes from how the elbows move, is very much feminine.
Sometimes this is associated with the hip thrower, or some of those backsides with so much lateral motion that they really catch the eye. If it bounces up and down, then you’re a hip thrower and you may be sure your hips look far bigger than they are. Give more swing to your legs when you walk, and hold your hips in line.
How to Walk with Elegance
- Heels or flats, take smaller steps. This way, and regardless of how fast or slow you want to walk, you acquire an evenly spaced stride with rhythm and momentum. You don't only walk smoothly, you are sure the lurch will not throw you off balance.
- Standing tall, head up, shoulders back, breasts high, tummy muscles pulled in and up, tail tucked under, prepares you to walk correctly and gracefully.
- Walk from the waistline down and keep your knees naturally flexed as you walk with the legs moving forward from the waistline and the upper body just gliding along. This completes a natural, elegant movement.
- Keep your chin up. The Harvard Medical School recommends your eyes should look 10 to 20 feet ahead of you, not down at the ground, when walking.
- Walk through the foot with a gentle heel, ball, toe step, never with the whole foot at once. Your gait changes in heels, so be prepared for some discomfort while you adjust to the heels.
Good balance is yours if you can do this:
With eyes closed, hold arms out to sides at shoulder level. Stand on left foot with right knee bent and raised as high as possible. Keep your balance for at least 10 seconds without moving the left foot.
Do you wear flats all day?
Then switch to spiky heels in the evening, or vise-versa. To straighten instep arches and ankles, stand with hands on hips, legs and feet together. Place left foot forward in a long stride, bend knee as far as possible and return to starting position. Alternate legs and repeat.
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