Adducts, flexes and internally rotates hip.
The pectineus contracts in parivrttaikapada sirasana adducting both femurs and assisting the iliopsoas, flexing the forward hip. This same principle applies in parivrtta trikonasana.
Baddhakonasana awakens the pectineus. Isometric eccentric contraction accentuates this.
Closed chain contraction of the front leg pectineus draws the pelvis (and trunk) forward in parsvottanasana.
Baddhakonasana: The pectineus is at full stretch in the upright version of
Bakasana: Contracting the adductor group stabilizes this asana.
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