Stand in Tadasana. Flex the knee and place the planter side of the foot against the top of the inner thigh of the other leg. Maintain lateral rotation of the thigh of bent leg. When balanced on one leg abduct and laterally rotate the shoulders taking arms above the head. Keep the arms, wrists and fingers extended perpendicular to the floor with the palms facing each other held shoulder width apart.
The spine and the straight leg should retain the same positioning as in Tadasana. Keep the centre of the kneecap of the straight leg in line with the second toe of the foot of the same leg. Do not leg the hip on the straight leg side move further out to the side or rotate forwards. The arms should extend without excessive elevation of the shoulders or pulling on the shoulder joint.