This class begins with some warming, upper body strengthening variations of adho mukha svanasana and sirsasana preparation. The standing pose parsvakonasana is then the main focus of the class. The asana is broken down into stages that progressively build towards the final position. Each stage is isolated and practiced as a pose in its own right. This allows the sequence to revolve around this key standing pose. Approaching the pose in this way helps to build a deeper understanding of this key Iyengar yoga standing pose.