In addition to its physical benefits, paripurna navasana is said to help relieve stress and cultivate inner strength. It also promotes balance and focus.
Traditionally, paripurna navasana, like navasana, is associated with the solar plexus (manipura) chakra. This chakra is associated with the symbolism and power of the sun, distributing energy to the whole body. Working with this chakra is said to help when one is lacking in confidence or feeling uncertain. It can cultivate the strength to overcome fear and also restore vitality. The core work of the posture is believed to stoke the yogi’s internal fire.
Different variations of paripurna navasana and ardha navasana may be sequenced together to further stimulate and strengthen the core.