Recognizing & Changing Gait Patterns

Have you ever recognized a friend or a colleague from across a room or parking lot because of the way they were walking?  We all have a unique gait pattern.  So unique that there are research labs funded to develop tools to recognize gait patterns in order to catch criminals.  That’s like using the way we walk the way you would a thumb print. 

But here is the good thing if you have discomfort when walking (or apparently if you are a criminal)…  You can change your gait pattern.   Good actors will develop different walks for different characters.   When I used to do theater we used to do walking exercises.  You’d walk across the room as different people or with different emotions.  Just think about how putting on a different outfit changes your gait and personality.  I know I have a sportier lilt when I’m in my running shorts than when I’m dressed up for a spring wedding.

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