HOW: Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Keep the both feet entirely on the ground throughout the movement. Sink your hips down and backwards, and then stand back up. Only let your hips and knees bend a little bit, and get comfortable with this squat movement pattern.
FEEL: You should feel all of the thigh muscles and butt muscles working.
COMPENSATION: Avoid letting the knees cave in or bow out. Keep equal weight distribution in both feet, and try not to let your hips shift left or right. Keep a neutral spine by keeping your core engaged to avoid having a over-arched or rounded back.