Quickly assess your knowledge of Sanskrit Foundations, and identify gaps in your education. See below for quizzes on these subjects:
- Sanskrit Introduction
- Sanskrit Study & Teaching Tips
- Sanskrit First Words
Offer a series of free quizzes for yoga teachers to:
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Have an understanding of the origins of Sanskrit, its distinctive qualities, and the significance of it being the language of the original yoga texts.
- What are some meanings of the word, “Sanskrit?”
- How does Sanskrit compare to other languages in terms of age?
- For what reason was Sanskrit developed?
- What types of words exist in Sanskrit that have no equivalents in other languages?
- What is the oldest known use of the language in written form?
- What are some ways in which Sanskrit continues to be used today?
- What are some reasons to use Sanskrit in yoga teaching?
- What are some considerations when using Sanskrit to avoid sounding exclusionary or confusing?
Sanskrit Study & Teaching Tips
Progressively develop the capability to use Sanskrit in teaching by practicing vowel pronunciation and learning the common Sanskrit words that form the components of pose names.
- What primary practice tip will help you prepare to use Sanskrit in your teaching?
- As in English, Sanskrit vowels have two pronunciations. How are these described?
- Provide the two pronunciations for the letter “a” and a word that yoga teachers often use that includes both sounds.
- Provide three strategies for efficiently learning the names and meanings of Sanskrit pose names.
- Provide five general Sanskrit words found in many pose names.
- What are the Sanskrit names for the back, front and side of the body?
- Provide the Sanskrit words for body parts found in many pose names.
- What number qualifiers are found in many pose names?
- Provide Sanskrit words for other modifiers often found in pose names: half, full, upward, downward, revolved, extended, expanded, supported and unsupported.
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