The original 'Downward Dog' | Posted: 12 January 2018

Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

Practicing yoga in the mountains can be very rewarding.

Laura and Wendy are performing a side stretch in front of Nanda Devi. This was up in the tented camp on the Saryu and Pindar Valley Trek a few years ago.


Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

And here they are again up in Kholakarka last November whilst on the Sailung Valley trek. Only this time a big mountain dog joins them and asks them to do 'Down Dog'. After carefully inspecting each of them, he judges their pose is correct.


Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

And as a reward he lets me and Laura give him a big hug.


Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

A couple of days later we are back in Pasiban. It is such a gorgeous morning, that Laura decides to perfect her ‘Down Dog’ pose. But again, out of nowhere another mountain dog appears.


Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

This time he demonstrates how it should be done properly. Such a good teacher.


Privately guided walking holidays in Nepal

And as a reward he lets us give him a big hug. We find out later that this dog is called Kaloo and belongs to Robin, manager of the village committee.

These mountain dogs in Nepal are all the same.


CATHY'S ADVENTURES IN NEPAL

Freelance travel photographer Cathy Cooper has been kind enough to share her wonderful images and fascinating tales from Nepal with us. If you've enjoyed reading about her experience of yoga in the Himalaya, then why not take a look at some of her other stories?

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