It is recommended to master virasana before continuing on to supta virasana. Beginners may use a bolster to support the back and/or separate the knees slightly to help ease into the pose.
The mental health benefits of this asana include:
- Improves focus
- Calms the mind
- Boosts mental stamina
Supta virasana stimulates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, which improves confidence, strengthens willpower, integrity, self-esteem and sense of responsibility. It also promotes decision-making skills, makes the yogi self-motivated, energizes the mind and promotes a sense of acceptance.