stance-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a physical posture or orientation

Commentary: STANCE[+state][+physical][+orientation][+posture]

She altered her stance, putting all the weight on the left leg.
John's stance during his golf swing could use some improvement.
The stance of the catcher in a crouched position indicated he was ready.
The yoga instructor showed us a new balancing stance called 'The Tree'.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a rationalized mental attitude

Commentary: STANCE[+state][+mental][+attitude][+rationalized]
NOTE: implies the believer has specific reasons for this attitude.

They wanted to know what the candidate's stance was on health care.
The party is changing its stance on the draft.
Maybe taking a different stance with that teenager would get him to open up more.
John and Mary have different stances on the effects of globalization.
During the late 1960s, public schools in America relaxed their stance on dress codes.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2