1) Stay Safe
You may think you’re ready to rock a handstand or backbend, but when you’re practicing yoga at home, be careful of potential injuries.
“Never try a pose, especially an advanced pose, that you’ve never done either in a class or have done some extensive research on,” says Bolen. “You might see someone on Instagram doing these crazy poses, then you try to copy it and end up getting hurt.”
If you really want to try the difficult poses (we agree, they do look pretty cool) get a yoga buddy to help you out.
“Make sure you set up a safe space to do more advanced poses, whether it be with a friend, or with a teacher,” says Bolen.