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1

Give three cues for legs for feet and legs in Adho Mukka Svanasana

Press thighs back; release heels to the floor; feet hips distance apart and parallel; reach back evenly with the inner and outer thighs; lengthen the toes; second toe in line with the center of heel; press down evenly through the feet

2

Name and show three planes of anatomical movement

Saggital - Flexion/Extension; Coronal - Adduction/Abduction; Transvers - Rotation

3

Name 3 benefits of Salamba Sarvangasana

"Queen" of asanas; cooling, caliming, soothing to the nervous system; balance functioning of the endocrine system; reduces fluid retention (edema) in the legs and feet; regulates elimination

4

Define Vritti. What are the 5 vrittis?

Vritti - Mental modifications that disturb the peace; Memory, imagination/verbal delusion, deep sleep, misconception/illusion, knowledge.

5

*Name or show 1 transitional pose for Urdhva Dhanurasana

Jathara Parivartanasana; any twist

6

What is the difference between Sprain and Strain?

Strain - Pull or overstretch of the tendon or muscle; Sprain - tear or overstretch of the ligament

7

Explain why linking 5 poses or more on one side might be injurious?

Tiring to one side; send the body out of balance; you lose alignment and make it difficult to stabilize

8

*What's at risk in Badha Konasana?

Knees; Lower back

9

Name one asana to assess whether a student is ready for sirsasana? What are you looking for?

Dolphin; Looking for strength and openness in the arms/shoulder; Openness of thoracic spine

10

Define Avidya.

Ignorance.

11

What simple chant comes from the Mandukya Upanishad?

Aum

12

Describe how to assist someone in AMV.

Sit against the wall, squeeze legs on their shoulders, lift hips;

13

In YogaWorks style sequence, which comes 1st: Parivrtta Trikonasana or V2?

V2

14

What does RSI stand for?

Repetitive Stress Injury

15

What does Upanishad mean?

To sit near; sitting down near

16

Provide English translations for AMS, Vrksasanda, Sukhasana.

Downward Dog, Tree Pose, Contented space / easy pose

17

Define in Sanskrit and English Sutra 1.1

Atha Yoga Anushasanam - Now begins the instruction of Yoga.

18

Define in Sanskrit and English Sutra 1.2

Yogas Chitts Vritti Nirodhah - Yoga is the ceasing of the modifications of the mind.

19

What is the non-anatomical name for Ischial Tuberosities?

Sitting bones

20

What kind of a twist is not appropriate for pregnant women?

Closed twists.

21

What muscle if tight prevents the hips from squaring in V1?

Psoas, hip flexor;

22

Name 3 Kleshas in Sanskrit and English.

Avidya- ignorance; Asmita- ego; Rajas- attachment/desire; Dvesa- dislike/aversion; Abhinivesa- source of fear/attachment to life.

23

What's at risk in Parivrtta trikonasana?

Lower back

24

Which has greater range of motion, hip or knee?

Hip

25

Define Simple Action. Give an example.

An action that does not throw the body out of balance. Ex: Firming the hips in

26

In a YogaWorks sequence, which comes first? V1 or Utthita Trikonasana (excluding sun salute)?

UT

27

Define RICE.

Rest Ice Compression Elevate

28

Define Complementary Action, give example.

An action that moves the body in the same direction as another action and reinforces the effect of that action. Lift the frontal hipbones and drop the buttock flesh down.

29

Name 3 contraindications for inversions.

Eye problems; Menstruation; Wrist/shoulder/neck problems; History of Stroke; high blood pressure; serious osteoporosis; weakness; pregnancy

30

Name 3 gunas and define them.

Rajas, Sattva and Tamas. Sattva- balances; Tamas- decreased/inertia; Rajas - increased/energized