How Well Do You Know About Yoga Poses And Asanas? Trivia Quiz

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How well do you know about yoga poses and asanas? One cannot just walk into a room and do every yoga pose perfectly without have practiced and this is because there are some that are too complex that even professionals can’t handle. Do take the quiz and see if you know most of the poses and how to achieve them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Paschimottanasana is easier to master than the Forward Bend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Paschimottanasana, also known as the Seated Forward Bend, is actually more challenging to master compared to a regular Forward Bend. In Paschimottanasana, the practitioner sits with their legs extended and bends forward to touch their toes, requiring a greater degree of flexibility and strength in the hamstrings and lower back. A regular Forward Bend typically involves standing and bending forward from the hips, which is generally easier to perform. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 2. 

    If you can perform the Head to Knee successfully, the Forward Bend will not give you too much difficulty.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you are able to successfully perform the Head to Knee pose, it means that you have developed flexibility and strength in your hamstrings and lower back. These are the same muscles that are used in the Forward Bend pose. Therefore, if you can do the more challenging Head to Knee pose, the less challenging Forward Bend pose should not be too difficult for you.

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  • 3. 

    Many Yoga asanas are named after animals and it is usually easy to see why.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many Yoga asanas are indeed named after animals because the poses often mimic the characteristics or movements of those animals. For example, the pose called "Downward Dog" imitates the stretching and elongation of a dog's body. Similarly, "Cat-Cow" pose replicates the arching and rounding of a cat's back. These animal-inspired names not only make it easier to remember the poses but also help practitioners connect with the natural world and embody the qualities associated with those animals during their practice.

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  • 4. 

    While______  in the Forward Bend, bend forward and grasp your toes, ankles or calves.

    • A.

      Exhaling

    • B.

      Inhaling

    • C.

      Breathing

    Correct Answer
    A. Exhaling
    Explanation
    Exhaling is the correct answer because when performing the Forward Bend, it is recommended to exhale while bending forward and grasping the toes, ankles, or calves. This is because exhaling helps to release tension and allows for a deeper stretch in the forward bend position. Inhaling or breathing, while important in yoga practice, does not specifically relate to the action of bending forward in this particular pose.

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