Utthan eka pada sirsasana promotes balance, energizes the whole body, strengthens the nerves, promotes circulation and improves flexibility.
The mental health benefits of this asana include:
- Calms the mind
- Lowers anxiety
- Boosts concentration levels
- Improves mindfulness
Utthan eka pada sirsasana also stimulates the anahata (heart) chakra. A balanced anahata chakra promotes love, compassion, forgiveness and Self-realization. If this chakra is unbalanced, it can cause possessiveness, emotional instability and health conditions such as heart disorders and lower immunity levels.