Eye of the needle pose is an easy pose for beginners and a good way to stretch the hips, preparing them for more intense asanas. It is also a nice alternative to pigeon pose. The pose is often used at the end of a hatha flow or vinyasa sequence in preparation for savasana or a seated meditation.
Additional benefits of this pose include:
- Lengthens and stretches the lower back
- Prepares the body for seated asanas
- Increases relaxation
- Stretches the arms, neck and wrists
- Aids digestion