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Yoga General Knowledge Quiz (part 3)

We’ve been looking at lots of different aspects of yoga over the last few weeks, from its benefits on the body and mind to the 8 limbs that make up classical yoga. We’ve had part 1 and part 2 of this yoga general knowledge quiz. Now lets see if you’re up to part 3!

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  • Question of

    Yoga is only about asanas (physical postures)

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Where were the 8 limbs of yoga first outlined?

    • Inscribed on stone seals in the Indus Valley
    • In the Yoga Sutras
    • In Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography
    • In the Bible
  • Question of

    Who wrote the yoga sutras?

    • B.K.S. Iyengar
    • The Sage Patanjali
    • Indra Devi
    • Mother Teresa
  • Question of

    What do you practice yoga on?

    • The floor
    • A bed of nails
    • A mat or rug
    • Burning embers
  • Question of

    Chaturanga is a:

    • Inverted pose
    • Breathing technique
    • Stretching pose
    • Strengthening pose
  • Question of

    The first of the 8 limbs of yoga are guidelines in how to live in relation to others. What are they called?

    • Dhyana
    • Pranayama
    • Yamas
    • Niyamas
  • Question of

    The fifth of the 8 limbs of yoga is pratyahara. What does this mean?

    • Concentration
    • Breathing exercises
    • Sense withdrawal
    • Meditation
  • Question of

    What is the final and ultimate goal of yoga (the 8th limb)?

    • Dharana (concentration)
    • Samadhi (oneness)
    • Asanas (poses)
    • Dhyana (Meditation)
  • Question of

    Vrksasana (Tree Pose) is:

    • A balancing posture
    • An inverted posture
    • A reclined posture
    • A twisting posture
  • Question of

    What defines Iyengar yoga?

    • Movement through new asanas with each breath
    • A set sequence of poses
    • Classes are practiced at 40°C and 40% humidity
    • A strong focus on alignment using props to aid the postures

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