In spiritual practice, salabhasana activates the manipura (solar plexus chakra). This chakra is associated with willpower, energy and optimism. Energizing manipura through salabhasana can increase self-confidence and help the practitioner better control their emotions..
The additional mental benefits of salabhasana include:
- Cures depression
- Improves focus
- Relieves stress
- Calms the mind
Pregnant women and those with chronic back and neck conditions should refrain from practicing salabhasana.