Effects and Benefits
Physical – This pose is placed directly after a vigorous back bending posture, Bhujangasana, and as such it naturally allows the spine to come back to a neutral position. It also gives a moments rest to allow breathing to become more stabilized, so the repetition of the mantra remains steady and constant.
Spiritual – This posture gives rise to a feeling of complete rest. If one is feeling fatigue or tiredness, this posture helps them to rest and feel renewed. It is also good for calming mental tensions and stresses, as well as for learning how to breathe using the diaphragm rather than just lifting the chest alone.