This class features a sequence based around using a viparita dandasana bench, (or backbender). The class explores the basics of how to use this support for practicing viparita dandasana. It troubleshoots common problems and includes tips for creating a balanced alignment and adjusting the pose to suit your individual needs. It then explores some more active ways of using the bench to expand your backbend options. Variations of dwi pada viparita dandasana, urdhva dhanurasana and urdhva mukha svanasana are included. The class will be beneficial in terms of learning more about viparita dandasana but will also be a balanced chest opening sequence to practice in its own right.