downward-facing dog

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Downward-facing dog


downward-facing dog (plural downward-facing dogs)

  1. (yoga) A pose whereby the hands and feet are placed on the floor and the hips raised, creating an inverted V-shape.
    Synonyms: adho mukha shvanasana, down dog, downward dog
    • 2009, Nanette E Tummers, Teaching Yoga for Life, page 115:
      From downward-facing dog, stretch forward onto the toes and hands.
    • 2011, The Guardian, 19 Aug 2011:
      Forget Bikram. Now it's all about doing the downward facing dog in a silk hammock.

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