This pose helps improve balance, focus, and concentration. It also opens the hips and strengthens the ankles, knees, and lower body.
There are modifications to this pose. You can use a Yoga brick under your hand (can be found in your local Target or Walmart), or practice this pose against a wall (leaning the back, head, abs legs against the wall for support). If you have experienced any recent or chronic injury to your legs, hips, shoulders, or back, do not try this pose.