SAVASANA or CORPSE POSE is a pose of total relaxation and is usually done at the very end of your yoga practice. “Sava” is the Sanskrit for corpse.

BRIDGE POSE or SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA is a great posture for opening your shoulders and chest, a nice posture to practice to counteract forward bends …. but really, it can be whatever you need it to be —energizing, rejuvenating, or luxuriously restorative.

HEAD-TO- KNEE FORWARD BEND or JANU SIRSASANA comes from the Sanskrit words “janu” for knee and “sirsa” for head.

In India, accomplished renunciates traditionally carry a staff or stick, called Danda in Sanskrit, indicating that they have earned the title Danda Swami.