7. Study the pose names
If you want that a-ha moment of instinctually going from one pose to the other, without having to wait for the step-by-step directions from your yoga instructor, learn the pose names. “When I was first learning yoga, it was confusing for me to hear pose names in two languages – in English and in Sanskrit,” says Dashama. Although the instructions will help you keep your pace, knowing what’s coming next is always a big help.