men become more masculine if they tilt their head back a bit and look slightly down their nose, according to scientists.
There is more in the story.
What intrested me is that this chimes with some of the things about posture that have been here over the last few years.
I was thinking of some of the things that Esther Gokhale says and also the instructions of Art DeVany, as explained by Dan John the other day:
Art De Vany’s wonderful presentation in Las Vegas (May 18, 2008), and available on DVD, sums a very simple way to follow this idea: Lift your Heart! Not only does it have a beautiful ring to it as a way to live one’s life, it is a simple (elegant) way to move. Allow the heart to rise up to the sky (again, what a great idea for living: Heart to the Heavens!). He also noted to “look over the cheekbones” as you walk and it ties in very well with Gockhale’s insights.
From an evolutionary perspective, De Vany hits upon a wonderful insight: there is no way humanity could have survived keeping our heads down too much looking for snakes in the grass when hungry members of the cat family were hanging around in the trees. The higher the heart, the better the vision. The better the vision, the more likely it is that your genes will survive long enough to bring the next generation.