Sitting down with legs tucked back to one side is regarded as polite.
Before an older person is sitting down, neither hand should be placed on the floor. One should also keep the eyes down slightly and avoid eye contact. This applies to both men and women , and they should conduct themselves in the following manner :
Sitting in the sideways position with the body upright and toes bent towards the hip and hands joined on either thigh . Any comfortable and neat placing of the joined hands on the thigh is acceptable, but above the knee of the upper leg is the usual place.