Quiz #3 - Pranayama & Mudra

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Quiz #3 - Pranayama & Mudra

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the word prana mean? 
    • A. 

      Air

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      Vital energy

    • D. 

      Root

  • 2. 
    What is pranayama?
    • A. 

      Utilizes breathing to influence the flow of prana in the nadis or energy channels of the pranamaya kosha

    • B. 

      Balance the ida and pingala nadis and guide vital air from Mooladhara to to meet Sushumna

    • C. 

      Activate the vital energy and energize each of the seven energy centers or chakras

    • D. 

      Using prana, guiding its circulatory movement through ida and pingala down to the base of the spine.

  • 3. 
    Internal breathing retention or external breathing retention, which is easier?
    • A. 

      Antar Kumbhaka

    • B. 

      Bahir Kumbhaka

  • 4. 
    Pranamaya Kosha is made up of 5 major pranas, which are collectively known as the pancha prana, or five pranas, which of the below are the pancha prana?  Check all that applies.
    • A. 

      Udana

    • B. 

      Apana

    • C. 

      Samana

    • D. 

      Vijnanamaya

  • 5. 
    Which prana is responsible for pushing your waste out of your body?
    • A. 

      Udana

    • B. 

      Vyana

    • C. 

      Apana

    • D. 

      Samana

  • 6. 
    Which prana passes through the whole body?
    • A. 

      Prana

    • B. 

      Apana

    • C. 

      Udana

    • D. 

      Vyana

  • 7. 
    What is the anandamaya kosha
    • A. 

      The food or material body

    • B. 

      The transcendental or bliss body

    • C. 

      The mental body

    • D. 

      The psychic or higher mental body

  • 8. 
    For a sprinter, what type of breathing would be better?
    • A. 

      Abdominal breathing

    • B. 

      Thoracic breathing

    • C. 

      Clavicular breathing

  • 9. 
    Which type of breathing is considered yogic breathing?
    • A. 

      Abdominal breathing

    • B. 

      Thoracic breathing

    • C. 

      Clavicular breathing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which one is correct re: nasagra mudra?
    • A. 

      Fold the index and middle finger to right palm gently

    • B. 

      Fold the index and middle finger to left hand gently

    • C. 

      Fold the thumb and ring finger to right palm gently

    • D. 

      Fold all except the index and middle fingers

  • 11. 
    What is not a benefit of nadi shodhana?
    • A. 

      Cool down your body

    • B. 

      Calms the mind, relieves anxiety and improve concentration

    • C. 

      Blood is purified of toxins with carbon dioxide expelled

    • D. 

      Balances ida and pingala nadis, which leads to deep stages of meditation and spiritual awakening.

  • 12. 
    Prana, one of the pancha prana, is responsible for which part of our body?
    • A. 

      The heart and the navel

    • B. 

      The neck and head

    • C. 

      The thoracic area between the larynx and the top of the diaphragm

    • D. 

      The limbs

  • 13. 
    Select the pranayama methods that can help cool down your body after asana practice (check all that applies)
    • A. 

      Sheetali pranayama

    • B. 

      Kapalabhati pranayama

    • C. 

      Sheetkari pranayama

    • D. 

      Bhramari pranayama

  • 14. 
    What is the meaning/definition of mudra?  Check all that applies.
    • A. 

      Lock

    • B. 

      Gesture

    • C. 

      Seal

    • D. 

      Circuit by pass

  • 15. 
    The feelings and postures adopted during mudra practices establish a direct link between which kosha(s)?  Check all that applies.
    • A. 

      Annamaya kosha

    • B. 

      Anandamaya kosha

    • C. 

      Manomaya kosha

    • D. 

      Pranamaya kosha

  • 16. 
    How does mudra work?
    • A. 

      Using gesture to channel the energy from mooladhara chakra to ajna chakra

    • B. 

      Using gesture to unblock the prana in the body

    • C. 

      By balancing ida and pingala, you channel prana to sushumna

    • D. 

      Create a barriers within the body so the energy is redirected within.

  • 17. 
    The goal of mudra practice is to ultimately...
    • A. 

      Lock the prana in a particular area

    • B. 

      Bring oneself to states of pratyahara and dharana

    • C. 

      Awakens the dormant prana in the body

    • D. 

      Activate the ajna chakra

  • 18. 
    There are total of 6 groups of mudra.  True or false
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which mudra would you "swallow your tongue"?
    • A. 

      Shamukhi mudra

    • B. 

      Nasikagra mudra

    • C. 

      Shambhavi mudra

    • D. 

      Khechari mudra

  • 20. 
    Which mudra focuses the awareness on manipura chakra?
    • A. 

      Shanmukhi mudra

    • B. 

      Khichari mudra

    • C. 

      Vipareeta karani mudra

    • D. 

      Shambhavi mudra

  • 21. 
    Sahajoli mudra is for women - T or F
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Which mudra works with the genital area?
    • A. 

      Jnana Mudra

    • B. 

      Mana Mudra

    • C. 

      Adhara Mudra

    • D. 

      Kaya Mudra

  • 23. 
    Which are not benefits for Nasikagra drishti mudra?  Check all that applies.
    • A. 

      Improves circulation

    • B. 

      Reduces stress and anger

    • C. 

      Build concentration

    • D. 

      Relieves stress and lower back pain

  • 24. 
    Chin mudra is the same as vayu mudra.  T or F
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Which hasta mudra correlates to the thyroid and can help to reduce anxiety and indigestion?
    • A. 

      Vayu mudra

    • B. 

      Shunya mudra

    • C. 

      Surya mudra

    • D. 

      Varuna mudra

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