Can You Identify These Yoga Poses? Trivia Questions Quiz

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Can you identify these yoga poses? In this trivia questions quiz, you will be expected to show just how much you know the poses you have been doing by name and how they are done correctly. Think you can tackle it and get the high score? All the best tackling it and share it with others to pass on the knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the Sanskrit word baddha mean?

    • A.

      Reclined, resting

    • B.

      Angle, side

    • C.

      Bound, restrained

    • D.

      Supported, sustained

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Bound, restrained
    Explanation
    The Sanskrit word "baddha" means bound or restrained. This suggests that the word refers to something that is tied up or held back in some way. The other options - reclined, resting; angle, side; supported, sustained; and none of the above - do not accurately capture the meaning of the word as bound or restrained.

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  • 2. 

    Which pose is pictured below?  

    • A.

      Ustrasana

    • B.

      Uttanasana

    • C.

      Uptanasana

    • D.

      Utkatasana

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Utkatasana
    Explanation
    The pose pictured below is utkatasana. This pose is also known as Chair Pose or Fierce Pose. In utkatasana, the practitioner stands with their feet together, bending their knees and lowering their hips as if sitting on an imaginary chair. The arms can be extended forward or raised overhead. Utkatasana strengthens the legs, tones the core muscles, and improves balance and concentration.

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  • 3. 

    What pose is janusirasana in English?

    • A.

      Head to knee pose

    • B.

      Hand to knee pose

    • C.

      Hand to big toe pose

    • D.

      Hand to feet pose

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Head to knee pose
    Explanation
    Janusirasana is a yoga pose that translates to "Head to knee pose" in English. In this pose, the practitioner sits with one leg straight out and the other leg bent, bringing the forehead towards the knee of the straight leg. This pose stretches the hamstrings, calves, and lower back, while also improving flexibility and balance.

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  • 4. 

    What is the Sanskrit descriptor for sleeping, lying down?

    • A.

      Svana

    • B.

      Sava

    • C.

      Supta

    • D.

      Salamba

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Supta
    Explanation
    Supta is the Sanskrit descriptor for sleeping, lying down. This word accurately describes the act of sleeping or lying down in Sanskrit.

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  • 5. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit.

    • A.

      Dhanusarasana

    • B.

      Dhandasana

    • C.

      Dharmunasan

    • D.

      Dhanurasana

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Dhanurasana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is dhanurasana. Dhanurasana is a yoga pose commonly known as the bow pose. In this pose, the practitioner lies on their stomach and lifts their chest and legs off the ground, creating a shape that resembles a bow. The name "dhanurasana" is derived from the Sanskrit words "dhanu" meaning bow and "asana" meaning pose.

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  • 6. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit and English.

    Correct Answer
    bhujangasana cobra
    cobra bhujangasana
    serpent bhujangasana
    bhujangasana serpent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is bhujangasana cobra, cobra bhujangasana, serpent bhujangasana, bhujangasana serpent.

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  • 7. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit and English.

    Correct Answer
    Paripurna Navasana boat pose
    Navasana Paripurna boat pose
    Navasana boat pose
    naukasana boat pose
    boat pose naukasana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Paripurna Navasana boat pose.

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  • 8. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit and English.

    Correct Answer
    Adho Mukha Svanasana down dog
    Adho Mukha Svanasana downward facing dog
    down dog Adho Mukha Svanasana
    downward facing dog Adho Mukha Svanasana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Adho Mukha Svanasana down dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana downward facing dog, down dog Adho Mukha Svanasana, downward facing dog Adho Mukha Svanasana." This answer correctly identifies the pose in both Sanskrit and English, providing all possible variations of the pose's name.

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  • 9. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit and English.

    Correct Answer
    Utthita Trikonasana extended triangle pose
    extended triangle pose Utthita Trikonasana
    Trikonasana triangle pose
    triangle pose Trikonasana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Utthita Trikonasana extended triangle pose. This is the correct name for the pose in both Sanskrit and English. The other options are variations of the correct name, but they do not provide the exact Sanskrit and English names for the pose.

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  • 10. 

    Name this pose in Sanskrit and English.

    Correct Answer
    Bakasana crane pose
    crane pose Bakasana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bakasana crane pose, crane pose Bakasana." This answer correctly identifies the pose as Bakasana, which is also known as crane pose in English. The pose involves balancing on the hands with the knees resting on the upper arms.

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