Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend) and related poses. This class explores the fundamental actions associated with paschimottanasana. It also includes preparatory poses and variations of the standing forward bend padangusthasana. This helps to make the eventual seated forward bending asana more accessible. It also explores ways of developing the pose in the direction of the more challenging urdhva mukha paschimottanasana 1 and 2. Paschimottanasana required a balanced combination of hamstring and spinal mobility. Both of these aspects are comprehensively address in this class.