• IPA: /ˌkaʊn.tə.ˈpəʊz/

counterpose (counterposes, present participle counterposing; past and past participle counterposed)

  1. To act as a counterweight; to counterbalance.

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.

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