Regular practice of prasarita padottanasana relieves stress in the shoulders and back, promotes heart and lung health, tones abdominal organs, improves digestion, stretches the lower back and the legs, strengthens knee joints and promotes hip flexibility.
The mental benefits of prasarita padottanansa include:
- Calms the mind
- Boosts self-confidence
- Soothes the nervous system
- Relieves stress
Prasarita padottanasana stimulates the muladhara, svadisthana and manipura chakras. The muladhara chakra supports spiritual aspiration; svadisthana is associated with creativity; and manipura promotes power, self-esteem and balances energy.