Supta kapotasana is considered a more accessible variation of kapotasana. Traditionally, supta kapotasana, like kapotasana, is believed to stimulate the two lowest chakras - the muladhara and svadisthana chakras. Working with these chakras is thought to benefit the yogi's relationship with him/herself and others. Balancing these chakras also helps the yogi to feel more grounded, stable and content.
In addition to its physical benefits, supta kapotasana is very soothing for the body and mind. Its gentle supported opening effects are thought to alleviate stress. This asana may also be practiced to help with any issues involving intimacy, trust and/or security.