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Questions and Answers for Yoga

Questions and Answers for Yoga

1. What is the age limit to start Yoga?

From the age of 5 to 80 is the right age to practice Yoga. Any age is suitable to begin Yoga. The Yogic exercises will be followed depending their age.

2. What is the need of exercise?

Exercise is the essential need for a human being like food and sleep. Like that to lead a healthy life exercises is important.

3. How Yoga is better that exercises?

Yoga has a special feature to control the diseases and cure it. We need many types of equipment for practice the exercises. A mat or rug is enough for doing Yoga. So that we can do Yoga in any place and without any type of equipments.

4. What are the diseases cured by Yoga?

Yoga cures many diseases. If Yoga done with proper guidance cures the diabetes, wheezing, blood pressure and so on.

5. Which type of Yoga practice helps to cure the diabetes?

Dhanurasana, Yoga mudra, Matsyendrasana yoga, Sapta Vajrasana, Trikonasna helps to cure the diabetes.

6. Is food control important during the Yogasanas?

Yes, otherwise the people will get more diseases. Food is important to survive in the world. Now a days food leads to the people to get more diseases. To avoid the bad habits like eating too much Sweets, Ice creams, Coffee and Tea etc. The vegetarian foods like greens, vegetables, fruits, milk are helps to be healthy. The imbalanced food habits caused to the obesity.

7. Which dress is comfortable for doing Yoga?

The tight dresses are not suitable for Yoga. Stretchable cotton-blend tank tops or tees and Capri-style yoga pants are comfortable for ladies and shorts for men.

8. When should stop to practicing Yoga before delivery?

A lady should stop to practicing Yoga before 3 months of delivery.  After three months from the child birth they have to start again with proper guidance.

9. Which time is better for doing Yoga?

Early morning with empty stomach and the evening is good for doing Yoga. Its good to avoid at the Day time.

10. Is the discontinued Yoga give adverse effect like weight gaining?

Chances are there.  No need to practice a long time. At least 15-20 minutes enough for regular practice.

11. Can we get the guidance for Yoga practice from the books or television?

The beginners should get proper guidance from the Yoga trainer. After that they can practice with the help of books and television. Your focus should be in Asanas is important.

12. Can the fatty people do the Yogasanas by bending their body?

There are Specific Asanas for the stout persons. If they practice it regularly they can lose their weight.

13.What does the word “yoga” mean?

Join or Unite

Feedback: The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root word “yug” meaning to join or unite.

14.What type of yoga are most yoga disciplines based on?


Feedback: Bik Ram yoga is a form of yoga done in temperatures of 104 degrees. Ashtanga is commonly known as Power Yoga. An asana is the word for a yoga posture.

15.Which of the three bodies is characterized by what we can feel, see and touch: ligaments, tendons, muscles, skeletal structure and our sense organ systems?


Feedback: The higher mind is represented in the Casual body and experienced during meditation. The Astral body is the energetic body, which manifests as an aura or energy field.

16.What is the term for the vital life force energy that exists in every facet of our being and every atom and molecule in nature?


Feedback: Yogis are people who practice yoga. A Chakra is an energy center or wheel. T’ai Chi is a system of exercise that uses meditation and internal concentration to channel energy or chi and manifest it physically.

17.In Vedic teachings, what is the general term for the channels in which prana moves through the astral body?


Feedback: Prana moves through Nadis, or channels, in the astral body. The central channel is called the Sushumna. The Ida and Pingala which correspond to sympathetic ganglia of the spinal cord and are found on either side of the central channel.

18.What yoga asana is recommended to balance the sacral/splenic chakra?


Feedback: The Head to Knee Pose helps balance the root chakra. A headstand affects the crown chakra. The spinal twist is recommended for the brow or 3rd eye chakra.

19.What organ of the body does the Muladhara or Root chakra relate to?


Feedback: The sacral chakra relates to the kidneys. The stomach is governed by the solar plexus chakra. The thymus relates to the heart chakra.

20.What does “yogas chitta vritti nirodha” mean?

Yoga is cessation of the mind

Feedback: The Sanskrit adage “Yogas chitta vritti nirodha” means yoga is cessation of the mind.

21.Which yoga asana strengthens the “quads”?

Mighty Stance

Feedback: Warrior pose helps gain a sense of movement and balance when at the side of the massage table. Corpse Pose helps “set the stage” for other poses by fostering focus and intent. Seated Spinal Twist provides spinal rotation for flexibility.

22.Which term is translated to mean “energy movement”?

Qi Gong

Feedback: Yoga is translated to mean join or unite. T’ai Chi Chuan is loosely translated to mean “mind form boxing”. Svadisthana is the Sanskrit word for the sacral/splenic chakra.

23.What is it called when the body changes physiologically to meet a new standard?


Feedback: Muscle strength is measured as the ability of a muscle to contract to produce a maximum force. The overload principle is the basis on what a physiologist measures the effectiveness of an exercise program. It involves a gradual increase in the number of repetitions of an exercise to create a higher endurance. Stretching is used to elongate a pathologically shortened soft tissue structure and increase range of motion.

24.What term means the adaptive shortening of muscle or other soft tissues that cross a joint, which results in a limited range of motion?


Feedback: Overstretch is a stretch well beyond the normal range of motion of a joint and the surrounding soft tissues. A Myostatic Contracture occurs when there is no specific tissue disease or injury but the musculotendinous unit has adaptively shortened and there is a significant loss of range of motion. Active Inhibition is a technique in which a client would relax the muscle to be elongated during the stretching procedure.

25.What occurs when a client wears a cast or splint for a period of time after a fracture or surgical repair?

Prolonged immobilization

Feedback: Passive stretching is done by using an external force to lengthen shortened muscles. Dynamic Flexibility refers to the active range of motion of a joint. Passive Flexibility is the degree to which a joint can be passively moved through the available ROM.

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