Noose pose is a relatively advanced posture and may be challenging for beginners. This strong pose has a wide range of reported physical health benefits. The twisting posture stretches the spine, releasing the muscles that support it and stimulating blood supply to the nerves. It is said to also be beneficial for:
- Improving asthma;
- Strengthening the legs and ankles;
- Reducing or counteracting indigestion;
- Soothing menstrual discomfort; and
- Lessening the pain of sciatica.
Noose pose can be modified by practicing the position of the upper body and the bind of the arms while sitting in a chair. To increase the stretch, the lower arm can pull down to draw the body deeper into the twist.