Upavista Konasana (wide angled seated forward bend). This class features a forward bend sequence that builds towards upavista konasana and the related asanas parsva upavista konasana and parivrtta upavista konasana. In addition to challenging your hamstrings and groins some of these twisting variations can be great for releasing your back. They can also improve mobility around your shoulders and latissimus region. When practicing these poses it can be helpful to build up gradually in stages. This approach will have both long-term and short-term benefits. A methodical approach will allow progress to gradually accumulate over a sustained period of time. It can also bring noticeable improvements within a single session in which these challenging poses are included. With this in mind, this class features also a number preparatory variations that help to both isolate key actions, and create opening in your body.