All stick pose variations are energizing, but the more advanced floating stick is believed to energize the mind and entire physical body, and is an important pose for conserving sexual energy for spiritual purposes.
The posture also has the following benefits:
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves circulation
- Helps in the treatment of gout
- Prevents knee pain
- Improves sexual relations
- Improves digestion
Beginners may use yoga blocks to assist with floating stick pose. Put the blocks alongside the thighs, and place the palms on top of the blocks, spreading the fingers. Then, push up and straighten the arms to lift off of the ground.