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20 yoga poses to channel your inner animal

By: Anna Norris on Oct. 9, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
A woman does Eagle Pose in a park

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Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

Garuda, the king of birds in Hindu mythology, translates roughly to "eagle" in English. This pose can be hard to wrap your mind around, but that’s part of what makes it such a great pose for concentration. It benefits the shoulders, hips, thighs, calves and ankles.