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Yoga General Knowledge Quiz

Yoga is an ancient practice, traditionally passed on from guru to disciple in India and can be traced back to as early as 3,000 BCE. In recent years, yoga has spread to the west and many people around the world are now rolling out their mats and giving it a go.

Lets see how you get on with this broad general knowledge yoga quiz. Feel free to share your results and feedback below. Good luck and namaste 😉

  • Question of

    Yoga means ‘to join, to yolk, to bring together’

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    What is pranyama?

    • Physical postures
    • Cleansing practices
    • Breathing exercises
    • Meditation
  • Question of

    What are kriyas?

    • Meditation
    • Breathing exercises
    • Cleansing practices
    • Inverted postures
  • Question of

    We practice Surya Namaskar in most yoga classes, particularly vinyasa style sequences, but what is it?

    • Moon salutations
    • Sun salutations
    • Seated poses
    • Reclined poses
  • Question of

    During menstruation it is advised to avoid:

    • Inversions
    • Seated poses
    • Standing poses
    • Backbends
  • Question of

    The first recorded mentioning of yoga from 3,000 BCE is in:

    • The Bhagavad Gita
    • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
    • The Vedas
  • Question of

    Asana (postures) is just 1 of 8 different limbs of yoga

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The chakras are energy centres in the body. While we have a large number of them, how many main chakras are there?

    • 3
    • 12
    • 5
    • 7
  • Question of

    What does ‘namaste’ mean?

    • That was great, thanks
    • My chakras are aligned
    • I bow to the divine in you
    • I am thankful that I came to class today
  • Question of

    What is a mantra?

    • A symbolic gesture performed with the hands
    • A breath control exercise
    • A study of spiritual texts
    • Sounds repeated with the goal of creating a particular vibration

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