Surya yantrasana is an advanced and challenging asana. It is important to warm up properly beforehand. It may take time to enter into the full expression of this asana however practicing it helps build patience, focus, stability and self-confidence. It is a useful pose to learn stability and how to stay motivated while overcoming mental blocks and limitations.
The benefits of this pose include:
- Builds self-confidence
- Stretches groin, hips, abductors and thighs
- Lengthens and tones side body
- Improves and builds balance
- Opens hips and shoulders
- Strengthens core muscles and back body
Note: Yogis with shoulder, hip or hamstring injuries may choose to skip this asana. Optionally one can keep the lifted leg bent and use a yoga strap to stabilize the pose.