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31

The primary function of the rotator cuff is to:

Stabilize the humeral head.

32

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.

33

The psoas is the only muscle that connects the spine to the leg.

True

34

To stretch the external rotators (including piriformis) you must take the hip into external rotation &; flexion as you would in double pigeon.

True

35

What are some qualities of Pitta?

Hot; Sharp or penetrating; Light; Liquid; Spreading

36

What are the 3 major alignment cues for twisting standing poses?

Square hips, cinch waist, twist from thoracic spine

37

What elements make up Kapha?

Earth &; water

38

What elements make up Vata?

Air &; space

39

What is the best modification for someone with wrist issues in Vasisthasana (side plank)?

Forearm on the floor

40

What is the direct English translation of "Ayurveda"?

Life Knowledge

41

What is the most refined state of Vata that animates &; enlivens us?

Prana

42

When teaching a class to balance Muladhara, the best poses to include in your sequence would be _____.

Hip openers

43

Which is usually the most accessible stretch for the external rotators of the hip?

Figure 4

44

Which muscle is of primary importance when transitioning through a sun salute to support/protect the lumbar spine?

transversus abdominis has the biggest job

45

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)?

?

46

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

47

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?

Transverse abdominis

48

Which muscles create the 3 pillars of deep support for the lumbar spine?

Transversus Abdominis (TA)
Multifidus (MF)
Pelvic Floor (PF)

49

Which muscles function to stabilize the scapula?

Rhomboids &; serratus anterior

50

Which of the following are the movements of the spine?

Flexion, extension, rotation, lateral flexion

51

Which one of these is NOT an alignment principle for Urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog)?

Tighten glutes

52

Which pose is best to activate/strengthen piriformis?

Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2)

53

Which pose is the most specific to target a stretch in the adductors?

These muscles include the pectineus, gracilis, adductor longus, brevis, and magnus.

54

Which Pranayama practice is NOT contraindicated during pregnancy?

Ujjayi breath in a prenatal yoga practice provides breath awareness and practice in preparation for delivery

55

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

56

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj", which means to yoke, join or unite.

True

57

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?

Kundalini Yoga

58

Which style of yoga encompasses many different genres, but is known for its focus on a 'flow' between different postures?

Vinyasa Yoga

59

Which style of yoga came from a background of martial arts and Taoist philosophy?

Yin

60

Which style of yoga is typically considered the basis of many other yoga styles, combining the use of deep breathing and different postures to achieve a meditative state?

Hatha Yoga