Start in Tadasana with your hands on hips. Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints, not from the waist. As you descend draw the front torso out of the groin and open the space between the pubis and top sternum. The emphasis is on lengthening the front torso as you move more fully into the position. If possible, with your knees straight, bring your palms or finger tips to the floor slightly in front of or beside your feet, or bring your palms to the backs of your ankles. Rotate the top thighs slightly inward.