Sava means dead body. The final position in this asana resembles a dead body.
Pavan means wind and mukta means to release or to make free. As the name suggests, this asana is useful in removing wind or flatulence from the stomach and intestines.
Setubandha means formation of bridge. In this posture, the body is positioned like a bridge, hence the name.
In Sanskrit, Makara means crocodile. In this asana, the body resembles a crocodile.
Salabha means a locust. Technique: Lie down on your stomach in Makarasana (The Crocodile Pose). Rest the chin on the floor; keep both hands beside the body; palms facing upwards.
Bhujanga means snake or cobra. In this asana, the body is raised like hood of a snake.
Uṣṭra means camel. The final version of this asana resembles the hump of a camel. In this version, only the first stage (half) of the asana is being practiced.
Vakra means twisted. In this asana, the spine is twisted which has a rejuvenating effect on its functioning.
Shashanka means hare. Technique: Sit in Vajrasana. Spread both the knees wide apart, keep the big toes touching.
Bhadhra means firm or auspicious. Technique: Sit erect with the legs stretched out straight in the front.