The Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose strengthens the abdominal muscles, waist, hips, buttocks and thighs. This pose compresses and massages the thyroid gland, which helps regulate metabolism and the immune system. It works well with the pancreas and kidneys (compression of the pancreas, kidney stretching), which is excellent for the digestive system, the endocrine system (glands of internal secretion) and overall metabolism. It also acts on the pituitary gland, which again is good for metabolism. This position has a positive effect against depression, memory loss, obesity, diabetes and thyroid gland enlargement, and maintains proper blood sugar levels.