Padma sarvangasana stimulates circulation and the breath. This helps to alleviate fatigue while relaxing the brain. These calming benefits are thought to be helpful for those suffering from insomnia, stress or mild depression.
Padma sarvangasana is associated with the visuddha (throat) chakra. This posture can stimulate and balance this energy center while bringing about better communication and creativity. Focus and awareness may be brought to the throat chakra while practicing this posture to increase these benefits. To ensure that the energy is evenly stimulated it should be practiced on both sides, alternating the leg on top in padmasana.