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Hanumanasana from 3/4 view

Hanumanasana (Sanskrit: हनुमानासन) or Monkey Pose[1] is an asana.


The name comes from the Sanskrit words Hanuman (a divine entity in Hinduism who resembles a monkey) and asana (posture),[2] and commemorates the giant leap made by Hanuman to reach the Lankan islands from the mainland of India.[3]

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  1. ^ "Yoga Journal - Monkey Pose". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  2. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  3. ^ Mead, Jean (10 February 2008). How and Why Do Hindus Celebrate Divali?. Evans Brothers. pp. 10–. ISBN 978-0-237-53412-7. Retrieved 25 June 2011.

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