Yoga Practice Planning and Theory Questions – Collected & Collated

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2. Āsana and Mudrā Practice Planning Questions

3. Āsana Mudrā and/or Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Questions

4. Āsana Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma Practice Theory Questions

1. Āsana Practice Planning Questions
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  • Design an Āsana practice for around 45′ according to the planning principles taught by TKV Desikachar. The Vinyāsa Krama or planning steps in the practice will be a total of 90 breaths based around:
    – Standing Āsana 24 Breaths
    – Lying Āsana 12 Breaths
    – Inverted Āsana 12 Breaths
    – Prone Backbend Āsana 12 Breaths
    – Sitting Āsana 24 Breaths
    – Closing Counterpose Āsana 6 Breaths
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Last Updated 4th July 2021

2. Āsana and Mudrā Practice Planning Questions
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Last Updated 5th September 2020

3. Āsana Mudrā and/or Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Questions
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Last Updated 8th April 2021

4. Āsana Mudrā and Prāṇāyāma Practice Theory Questions
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– Āsana Theory Questions:

  • Compare Ardha Utkāṭāsana and Bhujaṅgāsana in relation to the following situations:
    1. In strengthening neck and arm muscles.
    2. Potential stress on the sacroiliac joint.
    3. Influencing the digestion.
    4. Potential risk on the knees.
    5. As a preparation for Dhanurāsana.
    6. In helping with flat feet.
    7. In improving elimination.
    8. In decreasing lower back pain.
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  • Compare Dvipāda Pīṭham and Śalabhāsana in relation to their potential within the following situations:
    1. In strengthening the leg muscles.
    2. Potential stress on the sacroiliac joint.
    3. Influencing the circulation.
    4. Potential risk on the knees.
    5. As a preparation for Dhanurāsana.
    6. In helping with flat feet.
    7. In improving the inhalation.
    8. In decreasing lower back pain.
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  • Compare Paścimatānāsana, Januśīrṣāsana, Upaviṣṭa Koṇāsana and Baddha Koṇāsana with regard to:
    1. Differences between them in terms of stress on the knees.
    2. Differences between them in terms of stress on the lower back.
    3. Differences between them in terms of effect on high blood pressure.
    4. Differences between them as a preparation for runners.
    5. Differences between them as a counterpose for runners.
    6. Differences between them for a person with sciatica.
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  • What are the Haṭha Yoga principles that inform the viniyoga of inverted Āsana?
    What are the criteria that determine whether or not a practitioner should,
    even if they can, practice these postures?
    What are the means of verifying this?
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Last Updated 5th September 2020

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Last Updated 5th September 2020