This class approaches urdhva dhanurasana from the perspective of experienced practitioners with an ongoing, regular backbend practice. Some variations are included that will give you improved access to your shoulders and upper back whilst in the pose. Gaining mobility in these areas can help to spread the workload of the backbend more evenly across your body. This can bring a quality of lightness and balance to the pose. Each variation of urdhva dhanurasana progresses in stages of increasing difficulty. This gives you the option of either taking the pose further or staying within your limits and consolidating.