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  1. The word "yoga", meaning to yoke or join together, is derived from which language?
  2. What type of yoga is the most popular in Western culture?
  3. What word is given to a person or guru who has spent many years practising the philosophy of yoga?

  4. What postion, also known as Padmasana, is a cross-legged sitting meditation pose in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh?
  5. What word meaning "seat" is the physical practice of yoga and also another name for the poses or postures of yoga?
  6. Which Swiss psychiatrist was one of the first Westerners to study yoga in depth and incorporate many of its practices and beliefs into Western psychology?
  7. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created what type of silent, mantra meditation technique in India in the mid-1950s?
  8. Adho Mukha Svanasana is a pose sometimes referred to as the downward what?
  9. What word is the mantra traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions?
  10. Starting with the letter 'V' what word is an approach to yoga in which you move from one pose directly into the next?


  1. Sanskrit
  2. Hatha
  3. Yogi
  4. Lotus position
  5. Asana
  6. Carl Jung
  7. Transcendental Meditation
  8. Downward dog
  9. Om, which sounds like AUM
  10. Vinyasa

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