This pose improves balance, digestion and strength in the arms, shoulders, elbows and wrists. It is part of the Ashtanga primary series. Rooster pose offers a true sense of general power, with just a taste of the lightness of being that awakens the Source of that power.
Before attempting this posture, it is recommended to practice lotus pose. Only after finding comfort and ease in lotus pose should one start practicing rooster pose. To help enter rooster pose easier, though, the practitioner may spray water on the arms and legs to help the arms glide through the legs.