Well, just because your flow feels funky, doesn’t mean you should stash your mat in a closet for good. (Unleash your inner yogi with our Flat Belly Yoga routine!) Ever get a sneaky feeling that your downward facing dog just makes you look like you’ve fallen and can’t get up? Or that everybody knows the secret to savasana except for you?
“I think it’s important for us to remember, in general, that not moving is more dangerous than moving, even if we’re not moving perfectly,” says Bernadette Birney, a Connecticut-based yoga teacher. Here are a few things that yogis everywhere tend to get wrong—and how to set yourself up for success from sukhasana to savasana.