This is the most accurate post I’ve seen on tumblr
You are standing wrong. I say this as a massage therapist who works with people’s bodies all day: women are taught to stand wrong. Since the 50’s, pictures of women have been posed with their feet tilted to the side, knees locked to minimize the natural knobby shape of the knee, and sway-backed to stick their asses out for “perkiness” or whatever.
That is bad for your everything, and causes weakness in the core muscles which tighten and flatten the stomach.
The cure: feet pointing directly forward, put your hand on your tailbone. Tilt your pelvis until the tailbone is straight up and down. This will cause your knees to bend very slightly. It makes a huge difference for back and knee pain, and will make your tummy flatter with no sit-ups or working out at all.
I had a feeling my strangely giant stomach and spinal weirdness had to due with posture
*And At Last I’ve Seen The Light plays in the distance*
I have been standing like this for years and I can confirm.
srsly srsly srsly. thats the posture we’re taught in choir and the first (incorrect) posture is why my back is fucking SHIT. im not sure its necessarily “taught” but my chiropractor says that naturally women’s bodies are shaped oddly (i think becuz childbirth-damn kids) and so naturally are more prone to certain issues than compared with men. but yeah, the pelvis thing is like 800000% important if you dont want chronic back pain cuz lemme tell ya it fucking sucks
1. This is a drawing in a cartoon fashion, so there is no way someone could gauruntee that the reason for the tummy ‘curse’ is the way their standing, because the pose could have easily been exagerated.
2. I’m a weirdo and at work so I just went to the bathroom to try this, and while I concede that it felt much more comfortable, it didn’t help the side view of the pudge. so like, maybe it’s more so with very thin girls, but this didn’t help for that specific issue.