As well as all the strengthening and stretching benefits of the lunge,
the twist and bind provide additional stimulation to the abdominal
organs. Different variations of anjaneyasana may be sequenced together to heighten the stimulating effects of the twist and bind.
In addition to its physical benefits, parivrtta baddha anjaneyasana is said to help increase both energy levels and confidence, due to its stimulating effects on the body’s internal systems. It promotes balance and coordination.
Traditionally, parivrtta baddha anjaneyasana, like parivrtta anjaneyasana is associated with the solar plexus (manipura) chakra. Working with this chakra is said to help with feelings of vulnerability and powerlessness. It can cultivate the strength to overcome fear and anxiety by encouraging self-confidence, willpower and dynamism. The added challenge of the bind is said to help increase awareness, presence and mindfulness in the posture, while helping the yogi to feel contained and secure.