Gandhi is an expert yogi. Here he is seen doing popular yoga asanas known as downward dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana) and upward dog (Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana). But as a true yogi, Gandhi reminds you that yoga asanas or postures are not merely a description of the bodily position. Although it is scarcely taught in modern yoga schools, each yoga asana must encompass the mental and spiritual postures as well as the physical. Therefore, the true meaning of “Shvanasana” (literally “dog posture”) is to embody the love, friendship and loyalty of a dog. So you see, it has little to do with how high you can stick your butt in the air.