Traditionally, ardha padma sarvangasana
is believed to activate the visuddha (throat) chakra. This chakra enhances speech, listening,
higher understanding and authentic expression. The asana is also thought to open the sahasrara (crown) chakra, which is associated with enlightenment, insight, wisdom and the divine Self. Activating sahasrara chakra through ardha padma sarvangasana helps the yogi reject materialism and grow spiritually.
Additional benefits of ardha padma sarvangasana include:
- Encourages truthful communication
- Calms the mind
- Promotes pure joy and fulfillment