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20 yoga poses to channel your inner animal

By: Anna Norris on Oct. 9, 2013, 3:45 p.m.
Monkey Pose

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Monkey Pose (Hanumanasana)

Is named after the Hindu deity Hanuman, who resembled a monkey. The pose comes from a famous tale in which Hanuman makes an epic leap from India to Sri Lanka. Monkey Pose is an advanced thigh, hamstring and groin stretch.