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GIRL CAN BE A VENUS! "STAND, SIT
AND LIE STRAIGHT"
BY EMILY ILLINGWORTH
The second of six articles, written
especially for The Day Book by the
famous dancer hailed by public and
critics as the modern-day Venus(and
the "Pavlowa of America."
Posed especially for The Day Book
by Emily lllingworth, called the
"Venus of New York" and "The
Don't be a slumper if you would
have a perfect figure.
Many women, and men, too, have
spoiled perfect bodies by not know
ing how to stand, how to sit, how to
Rare are the figures of growing
girls and adult women that cannot
be improved by simple rules.
And the first of these is keep your
self up tall.
I do not say, "keep yourself up
straight" Most people when told to
stand up straight, throw themselves
into an unnatural position.
It isnot hard to learn to stand
correctly. Here is the recipe:
Place a book, cushion or bag of
something on your head and balance
it Note the exact position of your
sLoulders, chest and back. Practice
this position until you naturally as
In sitting correctly, you take the
same position from the hips up as
you do when standing correctly. If
you cannot get this position, bal-
J ance something on your head when
you sit down. You will find you will'
always bend forward and backward
from the hips. f
Correct lying is practiced by an ex
traordinarily small number of peo
ple. Don't use a pillow or pillows under
Pillows interfere with resting and
relaxing the back. They cause the
neck and shoulders to be rounded.
The place for a pillow is under the
small of the back. A small pillow ia
that position enables the back to rest