Flashcards in Yoga Medicine Questions Deck (89)
In Sanskrit, this word translates into "Strong, Willful, or Forceful".
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
The iliopsoas muscle is made of which two muscles in the body?
Psoas major muscle
The psoas major muscle connects at the body of the vertebrae, beginning at which vertebrae?
The psoas major muscles attaches at vetebrae T-12 to L4 and _________________________?
The psoas major muscle flexes the hip joint.
The psoas muscle surrounds and supports the
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?
In Vasisthasana (side plank), it is important to:
Hug shoulder into socket & Press the floor away
Garudasana (eagle) requires:
Flexion of the hip, abduction of the hip, & abduction of the arms.
In backbends, the pelvis should be anteriorly tilted.
In Vrksasana (tree), the bent knee should be pointing:
To the side only as much as you can while keeping the pelvis facing forward.
Parsvottanasana (pyramid) will primarily stretch ______.
Semimembranosus & semitendinosus
Tension in which of the following muscles will affect respiration the LEAST?
Which muscle is of primary importance when transitioning through a sun salute to support/protect the lumbar spine?
Which pose is the most specific to target a stretch in the adductors?
Paschimottanasana (western intense stretch or seated forward fold)
In Ardha chandrasana (half moon pose), the standing leg/hip is externally rotated.
Which muscle is the primary stabilizer of the pelvis when standing on one leg?
Poses that stretch Gluteus Medius include
Supine twist, Gomukhasana, Ardha matsyendrasana
Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, which lead progressively to liberation, include ______.
Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana & Samadhi
Which muscles create the 3 pillars of deep support for the lumbar spine?
Quadratus lumborum, erector spinae & transverse abdominis
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
The primary movement of the serratus anterior is ______.
In Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2), the pelvis must be square to the long edge of the mat.
In Chaturanga (low push up) the biceps are eccentrically contracting.
What are some qualities of Pitta?
Spreading, oily, hot, & sharp
Contraindications for Eka pada rajakapotasana (pigeon) include ______.
Hip labral tears, Sciatica-like symptoms, Knee pain or injuries
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?