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61

In Sanskrit, this word translates into "Strong, Willful, or Forceful".

Hatha

62

The psoas is an important postural and structural muscle in the body because which of the following?

Spans a large section of the body
Plays a role in pelvic movement
It supports and surrounds the spine

63

The iliopsoas muscle is made of which two muscles in the body?

Psoas major muscle
Iliacus muscle

64

The psoas major muscle connects at the body of the vertebrae, beginning at which vertebrae?

T-12

65

The psoas major muscles attaches at vetebrae T-12 to L4 and _________________________?

Lesser trochanter

66

The psoas major muscle flexes the hip joint.

true

67

The psoas muscle surrounds and supports the

spine

68

Tension in which muscle will be the LEAST likely to be a limiting factor for students in backbends with the arms overhead, like dancers or wheel pose?

Latissimus dorsi

69

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

Hug shoulder into socket & Press the floor away

70

Garudasana (eagle) requires:

Flexion of the hip, abduction of the hip, & abduction of the arms.

71

In backbends, the pelvis should be anteriorly tilted.

False

72

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

To the side only as much as you can while keeping the pelvis facing forward.

73

Parsvottanasana (pyramid) will primarily stretch ______.

Semimembranosus & semitendinosus

74

Tension in which of the following muscles will affect respiration the LEAST?

Lats

75

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

Transverse abdominis

76

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

Paschimottanasana (western intense stretch or seated forward fold)

77

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

false

78

Which muscle is the primary stabilizer of the pelvis when standing on one leg?

Gluteus medius

79

Poses that stretch Gluteus Medius include

Supine twist, Gomukhasana, Ardha matsyendrasana

80

Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, which lead progressively to liberation, include ______.

Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi

81

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

Quadratus lumborum, erector spinae & transverse abdominis

82

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)?

Upper rectus abdominis

83

The primary movement of the serratus anterior is ______.

Scapular protraction

84

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

False

85

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

false

86

What are some qualities of Pitta?

Spreading, oily, hot, & sharp

87

Contraindications for Eka pada rajakapotasana (pigeon) include ______.

Hip labral tears, Sciatica-like symptoms, Knee pain or injuries

88

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

89

The gluteus maximus must vigorously contract in backbends.

false