1. Just because I could do a pose yesterday, doesn't mean my body can do it today. I'm going to have to remember that next time I start to feel disappointed in myself. @wisiwasAyla
2. The best mechanical tip I've been give is -- really work to put your weight into your hands as required in a variety of asanas. What I thought was "pressing into my hands" a year ago is far different than what I do now. Hopefully in another year, it will be different in a better way yet again. @powerandbulk
3.It's not about getting into the poses. It's about removing what's in the way of the poses. @Huuhuu
4. To find shavasana in every pose. Learning find the relaxation in every pose has helped me get so much farther in my practice, I apply it to so many other aspects of my life as well. @NiftyPistols
5. If you can, then you must.' examples....if you can lift a leg in bridge or wheel, do so. if you can maintain forearm plank on your toes and not on your knees, do so. @Jessajess
6. Not only to align each inhale and exhale with a move, but to finish the inhalation and exhalation in sync with the final expression of the pose. This makes the physical practice slower and more challenging. @Antranik
7.To flex the foot (I like to say "shorten the shin muscle" or "lengthen the Achilles’ heel") when doing supine pigeon/figure four or other poses with outwardly spiraling hips. Could've dodged a knee injury if I'd known that earlier.
My student love how I build a foundation for headstand. Measure the elbow distance by pressing the web of the thumb and index finger into the inner elbow of the opposite arm. Then interlace the fingers and tuck the bottom pinky into the hand so the full outer edges of both hands are on the mat. There's more from there but that's a good start.
Also, pranayama is amazing. Tripartite breath ("complete breath" or "yogic breath") is my number one. @bluescreenlife
8. Create a practice to come back to.
In other words, more important than what you do on any given day is cultivating yoga to be a sustainable habit. For me, I think of it as creating a practice that is safe, nurturing, challenging, and fun. @anytime_yoga
9. Just draw one [line going down the middle of the mat for correct allignment - Ed.] on with a permanent marker - my instructor did it and then marked where my feet are meant to be for a few choice poses... made a world of difference. @yangYing
10. Be aware of the space around you to keep your foot out of your neighbor's face. I was able to duck just in time. @2ndshot