Because of the challenging nature of the posture, it is also considered a
good posture to learn to find the balance between working toward
something that seems impossible without forcing or pushing too hard.
Some say that the hips store emotional energy, so practicing this posture can bring some challenging feelings to the surface to process such as anger, anxiety and/or sadness. In addition to its stretching benefits, kapilasana can be used to
develop a stillness of mind. It directs the yogi’s attention inward,
bringing a calm, steady focus and meditative state.
Traditionally, kapilasana is said to be beneficial in guiding the yogi along his/her path of dharana to dhyana, moving toward true meditation because it helps to maintain the first five chakras of muladhara, svadisthana, manipura, anahata and visuddha. As such, it is a powerful posture spiritually as well as physically.