counterpose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

counter- +‎ pose

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

counterpose (third-person singular simple present counterposes, present participle counterposing, simple past and past participle counterposed)

  1. To act as a counterweight; to counterbalance.

Noun[edit]

counterpose (plural counterposes)

  1. A pose taken in opposition to another.
    • 1986, Yoga Journal (number 71, page 49)
      Utkatasana (Figure 4-e) acts as a counterpose to the previous postures because it eases the stretch in the legs.