In addition to its physical benefits, utthita parivrtta anjaneyasana offers mental and energetic benefits. As it challenges the yogi’s balance, this can help develop focus and concentration, as well as proprioception. It is also considered very energetically uplifting, rejuvenating the body and mind, and building confidence.
Traditionally, utthita parivrtta anjaneyasana, like many twisting postures, is associated with the manipura chakra. This chakra is thought to be the energetic center of action and purpose. Blockages in this chakra are associated with obsessions with power and over-competitiveness. Working with the manipura chakra is said to help yogis find their own strength and willpower. It can also help the yogi to build their self-esteem and confidence, giving them the power to overcome challenges.