Half wind-relieving pose is said to support healthy digestion by massaging the abdomen and digestive organs. Because it stimulates the pelvis and reproductive organs, it is thought to be beneficial for those suffering from menstrual pain. It is also said to stimulate the pancreas, thereby helping to manage and even prevent diabetes.
In terms of muscular action, half wind-relieving pose stretches the lower back and may be helpful for those suffering from general back pain.
Half wind-relieving pose should be modified by those who suffer from high blood pressure by keeping the head on the floor.