The main problem for most people – is to protect the knees during the Padmasana and its variations. To correctly perform Padmasana required flexibility in the hip joints. When stiff, hips, knees, tense and experiencing a lot of pressure. Hip joints, in contrast to the knee, have a wide range of motion. Therefore, in preparation for the Padmasana it is very important to prepare the hips to the knees do not suffer.
It is recommended to start with a different variations of postures while standing , which is actively working the hip joints. These postures are Utthita Trikonasana , Utthita Parshvakonasana , Virabhadrasana II of , as well as seating and lying positions, in which the activity disclosed thigh: Jana Sirshasana , Gomukhasana , Ardha Matsiendrasana . In addition to warm up the knees, it is recommended to perform Marichiasanu .
When you start practicing Padmasana is very important that you do not abuse them. Practice should not bring harm. If there is pain in the knees, do not ignore it. Perhaps your hip joints are not fully open. Padmasana