Flashcards in Yoga Medicine Questions Deck (89)
The primary function of the rotator cuff is to:
Stabilize the humeral head.
The primary movement of the serratus anterior is ______.
The function of the serratus anterior muscle is to allow the forward rotation of the arm and to pull the scapula forward and around the rib cage.
The psoas is the only muscle that connects the spine to the leg.
To stretch the external rotators (including piriformis) you must take the hip into external rotation &; flexion as you would in double pigeon.
What are some qualities of Pitta?
Hot; Sharp or penetrating; Light; Liquid; Spreading
What are the 3 major alignment cues for twisting standing poses?
Square hips, cinch waist, twist from thoracic spine
What elements make up Kapha?
Earth &; water
What elements make up Vata?
Air &; space
What is the best modification for someone with wrist issues in Vasisthasana (side plank)?
Forearm on the floor
What is the direct English translation of "Ayurveda"?
What is the most refined state of Vata that animates &; enlivens us?
When teaching a class to balance Muladhara, the best poses to include in your sequence would be _____.
Which is usually the most accessible stretch for the external rotators of the hip?
Which muscle is of primary importance when transitioning through a sun salute to support/protect the lumbar spine?
transversus abdominis has the biggest job
Which muscle is primarily responsible for the action of knitting/drawing the front ribs back in something like crescent lunge or virabhadrasana A (warrior 1)?
Which muscle is the primary stabilizer of the pelvis when standing on one leg?
The muscles that play a great role in stabilization include gluteus medius, gluteus maximus
Which muscle supports the lumbar spine & can be active through most of the practice because it is not dependent on the movement or position of the body?
Which muscles create the 3 pillars of deep support for the lumbar spine?
Transversus Abdominis (TA)
Pelvic Floor (PF)
Which muscles function to stabilize the scapula?
Rhomboids &; serratus anterior
Which of the following are the movements of the spine?
Flexion, extension, rotation, lateral flexion
Which one of these is NOT an alignment principle for Urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog)?
Which pose is best to activate/strengthen piriformis?
Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2)
Which pose is the most specific to target a stretch in the adductors?
These muscles include the pectineus, gracilis, adductor longus, brevis, and magnus.
Which Pranayama practice is NOT contraindicated during pregnancy?
Ujjayi breath in a prenatal yoga practice provides breath awareness and practice in preparation for delivery
Which verbal cue could you give a student to help them square their hips in Parsvottanasana (pyramid)?
Reestablish the extension of your left leg and see if you can broaden and lengthen the back of your upper left thigh on the floor. Each time you move your right leg closer toward your torso, pull the right hip down toward the floor and away from your head
Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj", which means to yoke, join or unite.
Which style of yoga seeks to 'uncoil' a snake, or serpent at the base of the spine through a series of poses, pranayama, sounds, and meditation?
Which style of yoga encompasses many different genres, but is known for its focus on a 'flow' between different postures?
Which style of yoga came from a background of martial arts and Taoist philosophy?