|Hanumanasana Andrea Boudin. Photography © Brian D. Brady|
Hanumanasana, (Sanskrit: हनुमानासन) or Monkey Pose, Seated Splits is an asana.
Hanuman = powerful Hindu deity with physical features of a monkey
The yogi pushes one leg forward and one leg backwards until they are in the splits position. Once the yogi has moved the legs into position, there are several variations of arm and upper body position including Añjali Mudrā.