How do you stand? If you are on your feet all day, and wearing in heels, what you may not realize is that how you stand and how you carry yourself has a huge affect on your body. If you want to have an elegant neckline, walk long and tall and have endurance for hours in heels, try the following adjustments at the beginning of the day as well as just after lunch. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Your hips, knees and ankles should be directly underneath one another in a straight line. Open your shoulders wide, lengthening the spine, feel like you are growing out the top of your head. Lengthen your neck. Wrap your shoulders down your back and engage between the shoulder blades to avoid slouching the shoulders and collapsing them forward. Find a long and natural posture of your spine and release tension from your lower back by lifting and engaging the abdominals, and not just the superficial ones, but the deeper core muscles that are the powerful supporters of your entire body... This is how you should stand. Connected to your muscles, supported, opened and lengthened. This will help you project a gorgeous, confident energy. Also, Standing upright means you'll age gracefully too because the effects of gravity will be much less. Never underestimate the power of placement. If you walk, dance and workout with optimal alignment it means you will be engaging in all the right muscles. This builds your muscle memory so that you enjoy an automatically strong, graceful and perfect posture. It also means you can prevent any unwanted injuries. So straighten that spine, level your hips and align your knees. You'll not only feel better, but you will glide gracefully as you perfectly balance in your favorite heels.