Kapotasana stretches the entire body, improves spine flexibility, strengthens the back, tones abdominal organs to promote their function, strengthens the core and relieves back pain. A recommended counter pose for kapotasana is downward-facing dog pose or child's pose.
The mental health benefits of kapotasana include:
- Relieves mental stress
- Helps to overcome fear
- Relieves negative attitude
- Calms the mind
- Boosts energy levels of the mind
- Promotes mental clarity
Kapotasana stimulates the anahata chakra. Anahata is associated with love, compassion, forgiveness and self-confidence. Considered the healing center, the anahata chakra is a powerful chakra that integrates the body and mind, thereby aiding in achieving a sense of balance.