Namaskar parsvakonasana is a variation on the side stretching posture of parsvakonasana and a more advanced variation of revolved side angle pose. In addition to its physical benefits, this asana helps develop mental stamina and balance due to the focus and effort required to hold the posture.
Traditionally, namaskar parsvokanasana, like all twists and the similar posture of parivrtta parsvakovanasana, is believed to stimulate the manipura (solar plexus) chakra. As such, it is thought to increase feelings of confidence and self-worth. Many believe that working with this chakra helps the yogi to face his/her fears and gives courage to bring about positive change into their life. Therefore, practicing namaskar parsvakonasana can help encourage the yogi to be more assertive, self-assured and powerful.