Do you trikonasana?
This posture is taught in a hundred different ways. I think we need to explore it to find the one which works for us. For example, if you have larger (or tighter) hips like me, that good ole fashioned cue 'imagine your body is between two panes of glass' is just not going to work. In fact, that cue is not going to work for so many bodies, and could potentially hurt my knees, my lower back or hip joint.
For me, allowing my back hip to come forward slightly, allows my front knee to track over my foot properly, and my hips to feel good in the pose, instead of awkward. Doing it this way has made me actually enjoy the pose, when years ago it just confused me cos I thought "in what world would my body ever be in that shape the teacher is suggesting?"
Thank you wise self for tuning in. Because of this, you fell in love with yoga again.
Om Tat Sat.
The Yoga Social Team