- Strengthens the arms and wrists
- Strengthens and tones the core muscles
- Stretches the upper back
- Improves sense of balance
- Prepares the body and mind for more difficult arm balances
- Chronic or current wrist pain
- Carpel Tunnel syndrome
- If you are new to this pose, build strength and prepare for the pose by lifting one foot off the ground at a time, then alternating feet.
- If you are having trouble getting your hips high enough, try the pose with your feet elevated on a block.