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21/06/2016 5:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Six Yoga Poses That Can Teach You (A Little) French

Institut français

NEW DELHI -- Here's a fun way to learn French while staying fit — next time you practice yoga, remember the French name for each pose. The Institut Français in New Delhi celebrated the International Yoga Day by teaching participants the French words for various yoga poses.

Since a lot of yoga poses are inspired by animals — the cat pose, the cow pose, the downward-facing dog pose, etc, they added "a French touch" by presenting these asanas named after animals by their French names. Next time you do Bhekasana, remember that the French word for frog is "grenouille". Similarly, Kurmasana can teach you "tortoise" is "tortue" and "camel" (after Ustrasana) is "chameau". "Lion" and "cobra" are the easiest — they're the same in French!

Here are six other yoga asanas to get you started.