It is said that practicing Anantasana regularly helps ease both mental and physical fatigue. It can thus be a very restorative and rejuvenating posture that reduces stress and tension.
Anantasana is also said to stimulate the muladhara (root) chakra, which helps activate the body's primal energy. According to yogic philosophy, this chakra is the seat where the serpent of kundalini energy is coiled, waiting to be unleashed.
This asana can be challenging for beginners because of the balance required to stabilize the body on its side. The patience and focus required for this pose are beneficial to the mind and a disciplined spiritual practice.