Also called supta jathara parivartanasana, supta Matsyendrasana is recommended for improving mobility. The pose promotes spinal flexibility, supports the function of abdominal organs, improves digestion, and is effective for relieving stress-related headaches.
The mental benefits of supta matsyendrasana include:
- Promotes calmness
- Relieves mental fatigue
- Soothes the mind
- Rejuvenates the body and the mind
- Helps keep the mind in the present
In spiritual practice, supta Matsyendrasana stimulates the svadisthana (spleen or sacral) chakra, which is associated with creativity, confidence, self-esteem and sexuality. Balancing this chakra leads to broader emotional balance.