Get a grip! On your outer hip that is...(Trikonasana)

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose): The front leg

But seriously, how does one get that front leg to support the upper body? 

We can learn the actions through Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Strengthen the outer hip by pulling the outer knee back into the hip socket

Keep that grip and straighten the leg to Trikonasana

Go back to Virabhadrasana II and try again!

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