Sucirandhrasana helps to open the anahata (heart) chakra. Opening the heart chakra increases self-esteem and feelings of love.
This is a gentle pose that provides the ideal opportunity to slip into a calming and meditative state of mind. It is a nice finishing pose for vinyasa sequences as it prepares the body for seated meditation and savasana.
Sucirandhrasana is regarded as a good asana for beginners and an excellent alternative to pigeon pose as it allows for more control of the intensity of the hip stretch. Practicing this asana also helps to prepare the body for more demanding variations of king pigeon pose (eka pada rajakapotasana) as well as sugarcane pose (ardha chandra chapasana).