Dharma yoga teacher Training

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Yoga
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Sankrit for \”yoke\”—union with the higher self (=awareness, God, the divine, Source, Brahman, ect.)
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Dharma
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The teachings and philosophy of Buddhism
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Shámatha
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\”calm abiding\”, a Buddhist meditation designed to pacify the mind by sustaining voluntary attention on a single point
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Vipássana
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\”insight\”; a culminating meditation in which awareness rests in and explores itself as well as the true nature of reality
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Dhárana
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on of the eight limbs of Patanjali’s yoga sutras; a single point of concentration used in meditation (breath, alignment, sound, ect.)
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Stirra
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effort or exertion
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sukha
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surrender or ease
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Dukkha
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Constricted energy, suffering
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List the lineage of Yogi leading to Dharma yoga (Beginning with Patanjali on one side and the Buddha on the other) If applicable, list their respective school of yoga they developed)
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Patanjali–> Krishnamacharya—-> Pattabhi jois (ashtanga yoga) and BKS Iyengar (Iyengar yoga)——> (from the previous two yogis respectively; Jivamukti and Anusara yoga—-> Dharma yoga. The Buddha–> Padamasambhava—. His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama–> Lama Surya Das–> Dharma yoga.
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_____ is first of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. They are also know as the five _________.
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Yamas; restraints
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Ahimsa
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non-harming.
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Satya
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non-lying
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Asteya
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non-stealing; also a call to not be phoney. \”Enlightment is simply the acting of letting go of phoniness\”
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Brahmacharya
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Of brahama; typically refers to one who is abstaining, or perhaps one who has committed themselves to monogamy if used more loosely.
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Aparigraha
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non-hoarding. But also used to mean non-coveting, and non-grasping.
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______ is the 2nd limb of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. They are known as the five ______________.
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Niyamas; observances
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Soucha
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cleanliness
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Santosha
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contentment
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Tapas
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Zeal for yoga, brining a certain level of energy, your fuel.
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Svadyaya
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self-study; can also mean study of spiritual scriptures.
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Ishvaraprandihana
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surrender
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The three legged stool analogy is used to describe which concept of patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga?
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This is in reference to Tapas, Svadyaya, and ishvaraprandihana. There concepts contained with the 2nd limb of yoga, the Niryams, or \”five observances\”. With just one of these aspects missing in one’s practice, the stool becomes unstable and topples over.
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_____ is the 3rd limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Asana.; vessel, seat, or poses. This part of the practice refers to The practice of yoga we are most familiar with in the west.
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_____ is the 4th limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Pranyama; the breath.
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_____ is the 5th limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Pratyahara; withdrawl of the senses
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_____ is the 6th limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Dharna; Intense focus
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_____ is the 7th limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Dhyana; State of meditation
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_____ is the 8th limb of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. This term can be better defined as ______________.
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Samadhi; State of oneness
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Define Vritti
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Thoughts, emotions, sensations
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Define Niroda
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Awareness.
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\”Yoga Citta vritti nirodah\”, in English is:
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Peace comes through welcoming and maintaining spacious awareness around all thoughts and emotions.
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Tarasana in English is
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Star pose
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Baddha Konasana in English is
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Bound angle pose, or Cobbler’s pose
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Supta Konasana in English is
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Supline angle pose
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Janu Sirasana in English is
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head of knee pose
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Upavista Konasana in English is
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wide angle pose
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Pachimottanasana in English is
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seated forward bend
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Sukhasana
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Easy pose
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Vajarasana
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Diamond pose
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Virasana
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Hero pose
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Ardha Padmasana
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Half lotus pose
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Padmasana
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louts pose
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Tadasana
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Mountain Pose
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Uttanasana
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Standing Forward Bend, Halfway Lift / Forward Fold
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Utkatasana
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Chair pose; Standing – Mighty Posture – knees bent, tail tucked, feet together, arms overhead
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Anjaneyasana
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Low Lunge, Crescent Moon Pose, Exalted Warrior
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Virabhadrasana I
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Warrior I
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Virabhadrasana II
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Warrior II
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Parsvottanasana
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‘Flanked pose\”, Pyramid Pose, Intense Side Stretch Pose
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Utthita Parsvakonasana
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Extended Side Angle pose
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Utthita
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extended
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Prasarita Padottanasana
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wide-legged forward ben
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Tirkonasana
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Triangle pose
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Prana is defined as:________ Ayama is defined as:_________________. thus Pranyama is _________________________.
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breath, energy, strength and life force….expanded, prolonged, controlled and manipulated ….the control of breath.
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Puraka
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inhalation; Receiving the primal energy that stimulates the system
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Kumbhaka
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Retention; The breath is held to savor 7 distribute the energy.
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Rechaka
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Exhalation; toxins & emotions are expelled, surrendering to the higher self.
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Define Mula Bandha
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Root lock
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Define Uddiyana Bandha
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Upward Flying// Abdominal Lock
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Define Jalandhara Bandha
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Net-Bearer Seal//Throat Lock:
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Ujjayi
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breath making a sound in the throat by narrowing the trachea, \”overcoming\”
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Urdhva Hastasana
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Upward Salute
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Chaturanga Dandasana
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Four Limbed Staff Pose
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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
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Upward Facing Dog
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Adha Mukha Svanasana
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Downward facing dog
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Bhujangasana
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cobra pose
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Shalabasana
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locus pose
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Setubandhasana
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bridge pose
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Dhanurasana
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bow pose
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Ustrasana
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camel pose
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Urdhva Dhanurasana
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upward bow pose
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Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana
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Pigeon pose
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Gomukasana
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Cow face pose
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Agnistambhasana
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Fired log pose, or \”double pigeon\”
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Sucirandrasana
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Eye if the needle pose, or \”dead pigeon pose\”
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List the six realms of samsara
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Hell realm, Hungry ghost realm, animal realm, human realm, Asura realm, Deva realm
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What do the terms Maya and Lila refer to?
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Maya is synonymous for \”illusion\”, Lila is also known as the \”divine play\”
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vrksasana
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Tree Pose
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utthita hasta padangustasana
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Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose
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Natarajasana
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Dancer Pose
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Garudasana
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Eagle pose
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Virabhadrasana III
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Warrior 3
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Ardha Chandrasana
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Half moon
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Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana
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Revolved half moon pose
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Ardha Mastsyendrasana
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Half lord of the fishes pose
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Jathara Parivartanasana
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Reclining twist
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Parivritta Trikonasana
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revolved triangle
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Parivritta Utkatasana
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revolved chair pose
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parivritta parsvakonasana
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Twisted Side Angle
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Hanumanasana
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Hanuman’s (monkey) pose; splits
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Chakravakasana
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cat / cow
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Anantasana
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Reclining vishnu pose
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Adho Mukha Vrksasana
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Downward facing tree pose
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Pincha Mayurasana
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Forearm Stand
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Sirsasana I
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Headstand I, hand behind head
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Sirsasana II
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Headstand 2 arms @ 90 hand in front
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Sarvangasana
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Shoulder Stand
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Halasana
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Plow Pose
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Bakasana
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Crow Pose or Crane pose or side crane pose
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Eka pada Bakasana
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one legged flying crow
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Vasishtasana
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side plank
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Parsva Dandasana
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Side staff arm
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Eka Pada Galavasana
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Flying Pigeon
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Eka Pada Koundinyasana
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split leg arm balance
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Padma Mayurasana
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Lotus Peacock Pose
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Name the 7 chakras starting with the root
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Muladhara, Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, Sahasrara.
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What are the Three Gunas? Explain them
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Sattva: Balance, purity, lucidity ( a bright evenly glowing light bulb Rajas: Dynamism, Excitability ( A powerful focused flashlight) Tamas: Lethargy, ignorance ( a dim light bulb with low batteries)
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What are the five Koshas? Provide Sanskrit and Englsih
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Annamaya Kosha (Food Sheath). Pranayama Kosha (Vital air sheath). Manomayakosha (Mental Sheath). Vijnanamaya (Knowledge sheath). Anandamaya Kosha (Bliss Body).

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