The challenging nature of eka pada rajakapotasana B can push many yogis out of their comfort zone. The position can feel unnatural and unstable at first, but this makes its spiritual and physical benefits all the more rewarding.
Like all pigeon poses, eka pada rajakapotasana can help counteract the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by opening the hips and groin, and reversing some of the spinal effects of sitting all day, thus improving posture.
This asana also activates the svadisthana (spleen or sacral) chakra. Activating this chakra can increase the practitioner's feelings of passion, creativity, confidence and self-acceptance.
The feeling of balancing the body and maintaining this posture is an immensely satisfying experience that allows the yoga practitioner to enter into a state of meditation and contemplation.