My advice for avoiding injuries is to listen to your intuition.
When I’ve talked with students after an injury they almost always say they knew when they pushed too far.
In yoga we are learning to become more in tune with the subtle signals our body is sending.
When we are present we can manage our energy and stay within our limits.
When we not aware enough to listen to our intuition, our egos may take over and push us over our edge to stress or injury.