This class features the forward bend paschimottanasana. The pose is explored as an end in itself, but is also used as an entry point into the more challenging related poses, urdhva mukha paschimottanasana and parivrtta paschimottanasana. The class will be helpful for improving hamstring flexibility, and the combined forward bend and twisting action will have potential to release your back. If you are newer to these poses then these benefits will also be accessible from some of the preparatory stages that are included for each pose. The class also includes some abdominal strengthening poses that will link back to paschimottanasana via ubhaya padangusthasana.