1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your arms by your sides and flip your palms up
3. Inhale and make a big circle with your arms, as you connect your palms above your head
4. Exhale as you turn your palms out and press your arms down, returning them by your sides
5. Pull your shoulders back and keep your head up, eyes focused forward
6. If you want, close your eyes as you continue the sequence, and remember to keep breathing!
– 5 reps (focus on breath)
NOTE: Arms up/down = one rep
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!
How does your body feel after completing the workout?
How does your mind feel after completing the workout?
What does Calm mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you felt very calm.
What sounds make you feel calm? Colors? Places?
How can you calm yourself down when you feel upset?
In your family, who makes you feel calm, and why?
Describe a calm place in your learning environment.
Describe an activity that you can do in your community to feel calm.
Draw a picture using only colors that make you feel calm.
Name a calming place you have traveled or would like to travel.
How might a person’s heart rate change when they calm down?
Blue is the most calming color, and some even think that blue light can help people manage stress.