Supta padangusthasana is an excellent pose that improves flexibility by stretching the entire length of the legs. The stretch increases as the raised leg is brought closer to the face while remaining straight.
This pose promotes mental health by increasing awareness, calming the mind and developing patience. It also helps in treating conditions including indigestion, back pain, sciatic problems, high blood pressure and menstrual discomfort.
Supta padangusthasana stimulates the muladhara (root) chakra. The muladhara helps one to stay connected. It is also associated with abundance, passion and family.