Forward bends are poses that are often modified to accommodate stiffness, injury and ailments. This does not mean that this group of poses are practiced in a rigid, predetermined way at other times. Changing perspective with forward bends can help to energise your practice and ward off the dullness that can arise from repetition and familiarity. The upcoming advanced class on yoga selection features eight common forward bends. In addition to the conventional positions the class also includes variations of each asana that help to highlight new ways of experiencing the pose. Some of the forward bend are practiced from a reclining position whilst others are partially rotated or fully inverted. Exploring in this way can help to bring new insights into your home yoga practice.