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General words for postures and body positions

posture

noun

the position that your body is in when you sit, stand, or walk

bearing

noun

the particular way in which someone stands, moves, or behaves

balance

noun

a position in which your body remains steady and upright

poise

noun

a graceful and calm way of moving, standing, or sitting

deportment

noun

the way in which you walk or stand

pose

noun

the position you keep your body in when someone is taking your photograph or painting your picture

stance

noun

a way of standing or holding your body, especially for a particular purpose

position

noun

the way that someone’s body is placed

attitude

noun

the position of your body

carriage

noun

the way someone moves their body when they are walking

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