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1

As a teacher, when teaching the chakras, it is key for you to have your students take the time to notice where they are starting from.

True

2

Bandhas mudras support & direct the flow of energy during yoga practice.

TRUE

3

Drishti means ______.

focal point

4

In Anjaneyasana (crescent lunge), the following cues all aim to support the lumbar: sacrum lengthens toward floor; cinch waist;front ribs back toward spine.

TRUE

5

In Ardha chandrasana (half moon pose), the standing leg/hip is externally rotated.

False

6

In backbends, the pelvis should be anteriorly tilted.

False

7

In Chaturanga (low push up) the biceps are eccentrically contracting.

FALSE

8

In general, when cueing you will exhale with opening &; expanding, lifting the arms, &; rising against gravity.

False

9

In Indian philosophy, the Vedas &; Upanishads are considered to be of lesser authority than the Bhagavad Gita.

FALSE

10

In order to stabilize the shoulder, you must stabilize the ______.

Scapula and the humeral head

11

In Upavistha konasana (wide-angle seated forward bend), which of the following is lengthening/stretching the most?

Semimembranosus and; semitendinosus

12

In Utthita trikonasana (extended triangle or triangle), you are looking for Tadasana alignment in the torso.

True

13

In Vasisthasana (side plank), it is important to:

a) Hug your femurs into their sockets.

b) Hug your shoulder into

c) Press the floor away.

d) Slightly extend the
thoracic spine.

e) All of the above

f) b &;; c only

?

14

In Virabhadrasana A (warrior 1), the feet are on a heel-to-heel intersection, or on a tightrope.

False

15

In Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2), the front leg is internally rotated &; the back leg is externally rotated.

FALSE

16

In Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2), the pelvis must be square to the long edge of the mat.

False

17

In Vrksasana (tree), the bent knee should be pointing:

?

18

Incorporating visualization techniques into your meditation or yoga practice taps into which chakra?

Ajna - the 6th chakra

19

Many schools of Indian philosophy contrast two aspects of existence: Purusha &; Prakriti; Purusha is described as being changeless &; eternal, consciousness, non-doing or witnessing.

TRUE

20

Poses that stretch Gluteus Medius include ______.

Cow Face Pose/Gomukhasana stretches the outer hip (abductor) muscles, including the gluteus medius.

21

Parsvottanasana (pyramid) will primarily stretch ______.

?

22

Starting with the deepest layer, which of the following are the layers of the joint?

Bone, cartilage, joint capsule, ligaments, tendons, deep muscles, superficial muscles

23

The diaphragm is the primary muscle of relaxed breathing.

TRUE

24

The essence of Patanjali's Sutra, the "two wings" of yoga practice, are ______.

Diligent practice &; nonattachment

25

The fascia creates a continuous web of support that connects &; covers every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, bone &; organ from head to toe.

TRUE

26

The gluteus maximus must vigorously contract in backbends.

FALSE

27

The hyaline/articular cartilage has very little direct blood supply &; no nerve innervation.

True

28

The ida &; pingala nadis spiral around sushumna, crossing each other at each chakra. Through pranayama practices, such as alternate-nostril breathing, we can bring balance &; equilibrium to the nadis &; our energy bodies.

True

29

The ligaments contain important sensory nerves to protect from over-stretching.

TRUE

30

The lower arm in Gomukhasana arms (cow face) stretches what primarily?

Infraspinatus