Cloud 9 Yoga Exam

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How many chakras are there?

7

Muladhara

Coccyx

Swadisthana

Sacral

Manipura

Solar Plexus

Anahata

Heart

Vishuddha

Throat

Ajna

Third Eye / Brow

Sahasrara

Crown /Top of Head

Coccyx Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Red; Earth; LAM

Sacral Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Orange; Water; VAM

Solar Plexus Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Yellow; Fire; RAM

Heart Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Green/Pink; Air; YAM

Throat Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Blue; Ether; HAM

Third Eye Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Indigo; Mind; AUM

Crown Chakra Color; Element; Sound

Gold/White; Cosmic Lotus; Silence

What is a kriya?

breathing technique for purification

Who wrote the sutras?

Patanjali

How many yoga's are there?

Four

Name the 4 yogas:

Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana

Bhakti yoga

yoga of devotion

Jnana yoga

yoga of wisdom

Karma yoga

yoga of Right Action / Service

Raja

yoga of the Self

1st Moving Principle

BREATHE: Let the breath move you

2nd Moving Principle

YIELD: Ground yourself into the Earth

3rd Moving Principle

RADIATE: Extend like a Starfish

4th Moving Principle

CENTER: Maintain spinal integrity

5th Moving Principle

SUPPORT: Foundation is wherever body touches Earth

6th Moving Principle

ALLIGN: Create sequential Flow-of-Energy through the body

7th Moving Principle

ENGAGE: Nurture Democracy within the body community

What is Ayureveda?

yogic Science of Life

What are the 3 Doshas?

Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Vata

Air + Ether

Pitta

Fire + Water

Kapha

Water + Earth

What are the 3 Gunas?

Sattva, Rajas, Tomas

What is a Guna?

tendencies, qualities

Rajas

activity, dynamism

Tomas

lethargy, destruction

Sattva

balance, order, purity

What is a Bandha?

internal energy lock

What are the 3 bandhas?

JalandharBandha, UddiyanBandha, MulaBandha

MulaBandha

Root Chakra Lock

UddiyanBandha

Abdominal Lock; Adho Mukha Svanasana

JalandharBandha

Chin Lock; Salamba Sarvangasana

Tribandha/Mahabandha

all 3 bandhas

What is a mudra?

sealing posture, symbolic gesture

What is a mantra?

chanting, syllables or sounds to invoke

aum bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ, tát savitúr váreṇyam, bhárgo devásya dhīmahi, dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

Gayatri Mantra

aum aim sarasvatyai namah

Mantra for Sarasvati

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