Yoga is not only for toning and flexing the muscle. Even science agrees with the fact that it can help in reducing the symptoms of several diseases. Each yoga pose targets different muscles of the body and has some specific health benefits. The same is with Malasana.
Getting in the squatting position while performing this asana puts pressure on your abdominal muscles and improves the function of the colon to help with elimination.
Malasana improves balance, concentration, and focus. It can also increase circulation and blood flow in the pelvis, which can help regulate sexual energy. It is particularly good for pregnant women as it can later help in childbirth.