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Take a leap of faith into Hanumanasana or Monkey Pose, named for a figure in Hindu mythology who did just that. And when faith doesn't get you all the way there, practice will.
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
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