Ground yourself and find your roots. With a strong foundation comes an even stronger pose. Press your feet into the floor for stability. Master those suction cup hands, and use your sitting bones to plant yourself where you are in the present moment.
Find as much length as possible in your spine. Poses will feel easier and lighter if you take note on elongating the main bone in the body.
Do not arch your lower back. Draw the ribcage in and extend the tailbone to avoid that nasty ache that follows. When in doubt . . . well, actually always make sure to . . .
Engage your core!
Embrace those thighs! Protect your knees by using your largest leg muscles. This way, you won’t overdo it on the joints and can align any over-compensated joint talents as well.
Relax. Breathe. Be Present. Find your edge and then back off a little bit. Take a deep breath and don’t let your body struggle. You’ll be able to hold poses longer and be less prone to injury.