Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Posture of a Princess

We all tuned in to watch the pomp and circumstance of the royal fairy tale wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William last Friday. Waiting on baited breath to see what dress the new Princess would wear as like a butterfly she went in as a commoner an emerged as the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.

I thought the dress was exquisite but more so was amazed at Kate's elegant, statuesque posture. She was so regal and dainty as she placed her slender hand on top of her fathers and eventually her princes. Her shoulders were gently broad across her chest and softly back exposing a beautiful, yet graceful openness. Her carriage was like that of a lithe dancers as she elegantly maneuvered from father to husband, commoner to princess. From my view she was already regal entering the chapel. She carried herself with such grace, command, elegance, femininity and beauty.

Her posture and elegance to me is what made the dress such a beauty. We may not all get to be princesses but we can command the attention of one. The gentle elegance of an open lifted chest with the shoulders gently gliding down one's back will give you the elegance and grace of royalty.

  • Tune into your posture next time before a hot date or big meeting. 
  • Take a moment to breath fully into your lungs and open your heart, chest, and collarbones outwards and upwards. 
  • Roll your shoulders back and down in circular motions a few times. 
Allow this opening and lightness carry you with confidence, grace and elegance as your subjects bow down to your every will.

1 comment:

  1. I can attest that Laurel has the Pilates posture at all times of the day! Even eating breakfast! It always surprises me to see how slumped over I am when I look at Laurel in perfect allignment :)