In addition to its physical benefits, mandalasana is said to be a particularly beneficial posture for the mind. With its holistic rejuvenation of the physical body, it can promote mental balance. It boosts concentration and mental clarity due to the focus it requires to complete. It is also said to be helpful to relieve symptoms for those who suffer with stress, anxiety or mild depression.
Traditionally, mandalasana, like sirsasana, is associated with the seventh chakra, the crown chakra. Working with this chakra is said to help yogis to experience unity and realize their connection with everything. It is also linked to higher levels of consciousness. Mandalasana can, therefore, help the yogi to open themselves up to the Divine while remaining grounded and rooted, physically.