An intermediate yoga pose, the benefits of half reclining hero pose include:
- Powerfully stretches the thighs and psoas
- Improves spinal flexibility
- Supports digestive health
- Increases awareness
- Promotes relaxation
- Calms the mind
For modifications, a yoga block may be used to place under the sit bones in order to support the lower back and protect the knees. A yoga bolster may also be placed under the head or the upper back. Yogis looking for less intensity in the pose can keep the thighs slightly apart.