This pose is great for turning up the heat on greater Self awareness. The key is learning how to unwind the hamstrings by pressing through the big toe mound as you extend your leg.
The true benefit of this pose comes from listening to your inner compass and allowing your body to open to the light from within. It's a huge expansion from the waist line through the lifted elbow as well as the hamstrings. So, turn up your volume one notch at a time, have fun and play with hugging in to shine out! Watch my Suryayantrasana demo!