Tolasana is a challenging posture because of the way it requires the practitioner to draw their body weight and energy up. As such, it helps to activate mula bandha (root lock) and uddiyana bandha (upward abdominal lock). It is also said to be beneficial for stimulating the muladhara (root) chakra, thus promoting a sense of stability and groundedness.
Because it is a strong pose, it requires the mind to find the balance between effort and ease in order to create a sense of calm in the pose. It may require a lot of practice to attain this posture, which can teach patience and acceptance.
The balancing quality of this posture helps improve the student’s overall balance in body and mind. It is also good for calming the mind and relieving stress or anxiety.