I think we'd all know I was lying if I said that blogging was hard work, but it was an effort to get these pictures right in the 90 degree heat. We tried it from a bunch of different angles but nothing looked quite right until we got out a chair and took it from overhead. Who knew knee alignment was so difficult to capture?! You learn something new every day. Anyway!
The whole point here is that I want to print this on a huge poster and bring it to class with me because it'll save your knees, my friends. This common mistake of letting the knee droop in can be bad news for the knee and ankle joints and all it takes is a little fix. Bring the knee stacked over the ankle as shown in the picture on the left, and think about spinning your inner thigh up toward the sky. Make sure your toes are pointing straight out in front and distribute the weight evenly among all four corners of the foot. These little tricks will bring the front leg into proper alignment and you can built your pose from there.