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Yoga Mindfulness Book
Exercise 7 from Yoga Mindfulness Book

Tools: No prompts needed

Ages: 2+

Armadillo Pose or Apanasana

This easy and comfortable pose has many therapeutic benefits. The armadillo pose is actually a great way to relax and calm down after more active exercises like the bear pose.


By bringing the knees to the chest, we massage our inner organs, which promotes relief from excess digestive air, bloating, and acidity. This pose helps keep the lower back limber as well.

  1. Lay down on your back with your legs and arms extended.

  2. Draw both of your knees up to your chest and interlace your hands to hold them tight. (If it’s difficult for your or your child to hold your legs in this manner, wrap your forearms over your knees and grab your elbows for security).

  3. Try to move back and forward and side to side.

  4. Hold for a minute and release your arms and legs.

Armadillo or Apanasana
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