Half upright seated angle pose is beneficial for opening the hips while beginning to build core strength and stability for upright seated angle pose. It is also a good stretch for the groin, inner thighs and hamstrings. As with other seated postures, it helps to strengthen the stabilizing muscles of the core and back.
In a sequence, half upright seated angle pose may be practiced after bound angle and head-to-knee pose. The sequence may then progress into upright seated angle or one leg boat pose.
To modify this posture, the yogi may use a yoga strap around the lifted foot or may bend the knee.