Parsva bhuja dandasana should be practiced mindfully, staying connected with the breath. It can be particularly useful for developing mindfulness as entering and exiting the pose requires focus and control. The challenging balance makes it a good posture for building mind-body connection, awareness and concentration.
This posture, like many advanced arm balances, can be helpful for teaching a more lighthearted and fun approach to yoga practice.
Parsva bhuja dandasana is associated with activating and balancing the muladhara, or root chakra. Working with this chakra is thought to cultivate feelings of security, safety and groundedness.