In yoga, one of the goals is to achieve a state of balance within oneself. The spread feet intense stretch pose series encourages this by clearing the mind and strengthening the body through the movements of the lower and upper body.
While the spine falls forward in the fold, blood flows to the brain and encourages clarity of mind. In spread feet intense stretch pose C, the arms are behind the body with interlocked hands and fall forward towards the floor. This expression of the arms acts to open the shoulders and chest, facilitating deep breaths for the practitioner.
This pose can help increase circulation and decompress the spine. It may also offer relief for those who have a headache or feel fatigued. Those with back injuries, however, must take caution.