Hero pose is one of many seated postures in yoga that is meant to prepare the body and mind for pranayama and meditation.
Some of the benefits of hero pose include:
- Stretches and strengthens the legs
- Promotes circulation
- Improves digestion
- Cures tiredness in the legs
- Improves posture
- Helps those with flat feet
- Calms the mind
- Aids in meditation
Though hero pose is a basic asana, performing it can be difficult for beginners. Initially, a block can be placed between the feet to support the buttocks. Those with knee and ankle injuries should refrain from practicing hero pose.