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  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades PK-1
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Neck Stretch Series
  • Target:  Neck
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

NECK (FORWARD) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Interlace your fingers and bring your hands behind your head
3. Close your elbows in toward your face
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward
5. Drop only your head down toward your chest (back stays straight; just your head angles forward)
6. Keeping your elbows steady, gently rock your head side to side (like you’re tracing a necklace)
7. Focus on breath

NECK (SIDES) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Gently rest your right hand on the top of your head
3. Draw your head toward your right shoulder
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward, stretching down through your left fingertips to feel the stretch on your left side
5. Turn your eye focus up toward the ceiling
6. Hold and focus on breath
7. Gently turn your chin down so you’re looking toward the floor
8. Hold and focus on breath
9. Repeat (right side)

Sequence

– Hold each stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Don’t add the weight of your hands to the stretch
– Complete the stretch within your personal range of motion

Reflect

You can customize the reflection prompts to meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson by choosing different prompts — each workout can reveal something new for students!

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