Flashcards in Yoga Medicine Questions Deck (89)
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.
Bandhas mudras support & direct the flow of energy during yoga practice.
Drishti means ______.
In Anjaneyasana (crescent lunge), the following cues all aim to support the lumbar: sacrum lengthens toward floor; cinch waist;front ribs back toward spine.
In Ardha chandrasana (half moon pose), the standing leg/hip is externally rotated.
In backbends, the pelvis should be anteriorly tilted.
In Chaturanga (low push up) the biceps are eccentrically contracting.
In general, when cueing you will exhale with opening &; expanding, lifting the arms, &; rising against gravity.
In Indian philosophy, the Vedas &; Upanishads are considered to be of lesser authority than the Bhagavad Gita.
In order to stabilize the shoulder, you must stabilize the ______.
Scapula and the humeral head
In Upavistha konasana (wide-angle seated forward bend), which of the following is lengthening/stretching the most?
Semimembranosus and; semitendinosus
In Utthita trikonasana (extended triangle or triangle), you are looking for Tadasana alignment in the torso.
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
e) All of the above
f) b &;; c only
In Virabhadrasana A (warrior 1), the feet are on a heel-to-heel intersection, or on a tightrope.
In Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2), the front leg is internally rotated &; the back leg is externally rotated.
In Virabhadrasana B (warrior 2), the pelvis must be square to the long edge of the mat.
In Vrksasana (tree), the bent knee should be pointing:
Incorporating visualization techniques into your meditation or yoga practice taps into which chakra?
Ajna - the 6th chakra
Many schools of Indian philosophy contrast two aspects of existence: Purusha &; Prakriti; Purusha is described as being changeless &; eternal, consciousness, non-doing or witnessing.
Poses that stretch Gluteus Medius include ______.
Cow Face Pose/Gomukhasana stretches the outer hip (abductor) muscles, including the gluteus medius.
Parsvottanasana (pyramid) will primarily stretch ______.
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
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of relaxed breathing.
The essence of Patanjali's Sutra, the "two wings" of yoga practice, are ______.
Diligent practice &; nonattachment
The fascia creates a continuous web of support that connects &; covers every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, bone &; organ from head to toe.
The gluteus maximus must vigorously contract in backbends.
The hyaline/articular cartilage has very little direct blood supply &; no nerve innervation.
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.
The ligaments contain important sensory nerves to protect from over-stretching.