Ardha supta virasana is effective for relieving asthmatic conditions, indigestion, headache, flat feet, sciatica, menstrual discomfort and insomnia.
The mental health benefits of the pose include:
- Promotes courage
- Promotes sense of calm
- Balances the body and the mind
Ardha supta virasana stimulates the anahata (heart) and manipura (solar plexus) chakras. The anahata chakra is associated with harmony, peace, purity, compassion and forgiveness. The manipura chakra is associated with fearlessness and firmness.