The Ultimate Yoga Quiz
by Staff
Do you spend all your spare time in the ashram? Have you worn out more than one yoga mat? You're not alone, more and more people are exploring yoga as a form of exercise. See how much you know about yoga.

The word “yoga” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning what?

  • meditation
  • union
  • twist

Who wrote the book “Light on Yoga,” an influential illustrated guide to yoga poses?

  • K. Pattahbi Jois
  • Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
  • B.K.S. Iyengar

Let’s say that you’re standing with your arms parallel to the ground. Your legs are 3 to 4 feet apart. You turn your left toe out and bend your left knee so that your thigh is parallel to the ground. Your right leg remains in its original position. You look out over your left knee. What pose are you in?

  • warrior II
  • downward-facing dog
  • dolphin

Which of the following is not one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga?

  • pranayama
  • samadhi
  • ama

A yama is a restraint meant to provide an ethical guideline. Which yama dictates nonviolence?

  • ahimsa
  • satya
  • asteya

Which type of yoga is characterized by its use of props?

  • Sivananda yoga
  • Raja yoga
  • Iyengar yoga

Bikram yoga is practiced in a very hot room. What is the minimum recommended temperature for this style of yoga?

  • 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius)
  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees Celsius)
  • 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 degrees Celsius)

How many poses make up one sun salutation?

  • 3
  • 12
  • 50

There are three internal “locks,” or Bandhas, employed in yoga. If you’re engaging Mula Bandha, what part of the body are you locking?

  • the chin
  • the abdominals
  • the pelvic floor

Ujayyi is a type of what?

  • lunge
  • breath
  • guru