PARSVAKONASANA (Sideways angle posture)
The opening moves are the same as Trikonasana except the feet are taken a few inches wider to enable the right leg to be flexed to a 90 degree angle if flexibility and control of the posture allow. The shape of the trunk should, like Trikonasana, be a ‘Tadasana on a tilt’ with the sideways movement make by lateral flexion at the hip joint. The right knee should be placed directly above the right ankle with the shin perpendicular to the floor. Like Tadasana, the top of the left pelvic bone should be held back (not allowed to move anteriorly), the feet retain their Tadasana features (continue to lift the arch of the left foot) and the abductor muscles on the left hip preventing the collapse of the left leg towards the floor.