Vinyasa Krama: Required Reading Google Form
Please answer the following questions about the required reading for Vinyasa Krama, THE HEART OF YOGA by TKV Desikachar (pp IX-140 or Parts I and II). All questions are fill-in-the-blank. This google form was designed to make sure you gleaned some of the most important points of the text.

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE TAKING THE QUIZ: Upon successful completion of both course and form, we will email you a PDF of your certificate of completion for the Vinyasa Krama PYMT. We have included many correct answer options, but do suggest to keep your answers as simple as possible (for example, do not use all caps, diacritic accents or symbols such as slashes, dashes, parentheses, etc.). IF YOUR ANSWER IS CLOSE BUT MARKED INCORRECT DUE TO YOUR ANSWER'S FORMAT, NO WORRIES! WE WILL MARK IT AS CORRECT.
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Did you take this PYMT live or online? If live, who was your teacher? Please list teacher name, location and date of training. *
Chapter 1: Yoga is one of six systems of fundamental thought in Indian culture, called darshana. All of these six systems are based in the ___________. *
1 point
Chapter 2: Asana, within the context of yoga, gives you the opportunity to diminish the branches of __________ : ego, attachment, aversion and fear. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 3: Sthira refers to steadiness and alertness in asana; _______ refers to maintaining ease in asana. Both are equally essential. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 3: Desikachar suggests to breathe into the chest first, then fill the abdomen. On exhale, first release the abdomen, then the chest. Breathing this way in asana helps to stretch and lengthen the ________. *
1 point
Chapter 4: Lengthening the exhale or holding out the breath increases langhana and has a cleansing/calming effect. Lengthening the inhale or holding in the breath increases _________ and has an energizing effect. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 5: You can create a diversity of approaches to asana by varying, among other things: the form of the asana, the breath, the rhythm of the practice, the preparation done before the asana, and where you place your focus while in the asana. *
True or False?
1 point
Chapter 6: Practicing pranayama refines and concentrates more _______ within the body. When there is more of it inside the body, you feel better and have more clarity; when it is depleted, it can leave you feeling disturbed, restless and unwell. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 6: The most important aspect of the breath is the __________. If you cannot do this slowly and quietly, you are not prepared to do pranayama. *
1 point
Chapter 7: Only when you can work comfortably with the three bandhas while in asana (mula bandha, uddiyana bandha and ___________ bandha) would it be appropriate to begin to work with them during pranayama. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 7: _________ bandha can only be done during breath suspension, pausing after exhale . *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 8: All yogic practices have as their goal the reduction of ________ and the elimination of suffering (duhkha) which leads to the lightness and openness of sukha. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 12: The 3 stages of meditation are as follows: in _________, you focus your mind on an object. In dhyana, you (the subject) and the object become linked, a connection is made and sustained. The final stage of this progression is samadhi, in which self becomes one with object. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
Chapter 13: The fifth and highest level of the mind, in which mind is connected exclusively with the object of its attention, without being distracted by anything else, is _________. *
Use the sanskrit term for the answer.
1 point
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