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20 yoga poses to channel your inner animal

Crane pose silhouette

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Crow Pose (Kakasana)

This arm-strengthening pose also benefits the wrists, upper back, abdominal region and groin. A very similar pose is Bakasana, or Crane Pose. The only distinction is whether the arms are bent, and often the terms are used interchangeably.