Get Hip to Your Hip Alignment
While standing in a bow stance with 70% of your weight in your front (left) leg, your left hip should be released back. The knee, of course, goes forward and should track over the middle of your foot but the hip is released back. The hips are positioned under the shoulders and that alignment stays the same while your weights shifts forward and back in a bow stance. Some students, while shifting their weight forward, turn their hips and shove the left hip forward. This turning of the hips could strain the lower back and cause hip pain.