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Essay writing Contest: On the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India, Berne is organizing an Essay Writing Contest on the following topics:

 (i)        Benefits of Yoga for Cancer

(ii)       Benefits of Yoga for Antenatal Care

(iii)      Benefits of Yoga for Depression

The article should be of about 300 words. Only one entry per participant will be allowed. The entry should have the following details:

  1. Title of the topic chosen for the article

  2. Name of the applicant as in DNI or Passport

  3. Nationality

  4. Email and Mobile Number

  5. References or bibliography, if any.

The contest is open to residents of the Switzerland and can be in Hindi, English, or German. The last date of receiving the entries is June 24, 2017. The Embassy will announce the winners on its website and Facebook and also inform the participant by email. The essay may be sent electronically by email info.berne@mea.gov.in

QUESTIONS FOR THE YOGA QUIZ (3rd International Day of Yoga)


According to Yoga the Raga is: -

  1. Klesh

  2. Prem

  3. Asakti

  4. All of the above


Raja Yoga is the yoga of controlling our:

a. Sense Organs
b. Organs of Action
c. Mind
d. Our Emotions

Where does Ajna Chakra located?

  1. Eyebrow centre

  2. Chest

  3. Tongue

  4. Legs

Which asana affects the digestive system ?

a. Vajrasana
b. Udarakarshan asana
c. Matyendrasana
d. All of the above

Who is the author of Yoga Sutras?

  1. Kapila

  2. Kanada

  3. Jaimini

  4. Patanjali

What is Pranayama, one of the yogic practice used for?

a. Annamaya kosha

b. Pranamaya kosha

c. Manomaya kosha

d. Vijnanamaya kosha


Which one of the following attribute satisfies the criteria of Sattvic Food?


a. Spicy, hot, bitter, sour and pungent
b. Pure, essential, natural, vital, energy containing
c. Unnatural, overcooked, stale, left over & processed food
 
d. None of the above

Karma Yoga is the path of……………..?

a. Knowledge
b. Devotion
c. Action
d. All of these

Which of the following cells is/are not sensitive to colour?

a. Cone 
b. Rods
c. Both
d. None of the above

Which is not a synonym of Kundalini?

  1. Arundhati

  2. Bhujangi

  3. Kutilangi

  4. Kalavati

Asana useful in diabetes is –


a. Padmasana
b. Virasana
c. Mandukasana
d. Siddhasana

In Sanskrit “Yoga” means

  1. To multiply

  2. To Understand

  3. To Unite

  4. To Comprehend

Which of the following is the largest artery in the body?


a. Cerebral Artery 
b. Coronary Artery
c. Aorta
d. Carotid Artery

What is the key feature of Yoga practice?


a. Only maintaining posture
b. Only breathing in and out during practice
c. Awareness
d. Normal breathing

Asthma is a --?


a. Digestive disorder
b. Neurological disorder
c. Pulmonary disorder
d. Musculo skeletal disorder

Contra-indication of Vajrasana is--?


  1. Diabetes mellitus

  2. Rheumatism or Arthritis

  3. Asthma

  4. Constipation

  5. Neck pain


Which of the following is not a Pancha Bhoota?


a. Air
b. Water
c. Sunlight
d. Fire


The meaning of prana is

a. vital energy
b. air
c. oxygen
d. all of the above


The word “Nadi” is derived from the word “Nad” which means


a. To flow
b. To blow
c. To Run
d. To carry


------------------ is also known as Uttara Mimansa.

  1. Nyaya

  2. Sankhya

  3. Vaisesika

  4. Vedanta



The contest is open to residents of the Switzerland. The last date of receiving the replies is June 24, 2017. The Embassy will announce the winners on its website and Facebook and also inform the participant by email. Replies can be sent electronically by email info.berne@mea.gov.in

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