An easier version of dhanurasana, the mental benefits of ardha dhanurasana are as follows:
- Boosts concentration
- Relieves mental fatigue
- Energizes the mind
- Improves willpower and self-esteem
- Increases mental clarity
- Relieves stress and depression
Ardha dhanurasana opens up the nadis, thereby promoting flow of prana in the body. By regulating the flow of inner energy, the pose leads the yogi to Self-realization. The pose empowers the yogi, develops the "let go" attitude and aids in seeking the inner self.
Ardha dhanurasana stimulates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, which is associated with mental power, confidence and integrity. The manipura chakra regulates energy balance and functions as the center of vitality.