Definition of downward dog in English:

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downward dog

(also downward-facing dog)


A yoga pose in which the body assumes an inverted V shape, with the hands and feet on the floor, and the buttocks pointing upwards: just because you’re not in a yoga studio, it doesn’t mean you can’t practise your downward dog
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  • Does your yoga teacher know the difference between a cobra and a downward dog?
  • One walks away with a new appreciation of downward dog after holding the posture for an extended period of time.
  • After the class, she pulled me aside and told me my downward-dog had improved marvelously over the course of the 90 minute class.
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