From Virabhadrasana I, shift your weight forward on to your right foot letting your left heel spin upward off the floor to rotate the left hip forward. Place your hands on the floor and lift your left leg off the floor bringing your left leg parallel to the floor. Keep your hips level with each other as you rotate your torso to the right and lift your right arm upward away from the left arm. The right and left side of the pelvis should be squared with the floor (the left hips generally tries to drop below the right hip, so you may have to work to keep them level). To begin your gaze should be cast downward at a steady point of focus (drishti). To advance the pose you can slowly shift your gaze to look at your right hand.