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Definition of Posture


  1. The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.
  2. Place; position; situation.
  3. State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.
  4. To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.
  5. To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
  6. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.

Posture Quotations

Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.
Paulo Coelho

Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
Paulo Coelho

Boys, young men, men of all ages are being captivated by the new visual grammar which pushes men to pout and posture.
Susie Orbach

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.
Morihei Ueshiba

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.
Billy Graham
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