1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture next to a chair or desk
2. Place your heels together and your toes apart, making a small v-position with your feet
3. Bend your knees and raise your heels an inch off the floor, keeping your heels together (use the chair or desk to help with balance)
4. Lean your upper body back to maintain your NaliniKIDS posture, dropping your tailbone and keeping your shoulders back and down (as if you were leaning against an imaginary wall)
5. Pull your abs in, lift your chest, and keep your head up
6. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)
– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 5 second hold (arms extend to ceiling)
If you have knee or ankle discomfort or pain:
– Keep your heels on the ground
How does your body feel after completing the workout?
How does your mind feel after completing the workout?
What does Commit mean to you in this moment?
Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!
Have you ever felt committed to something that you're no longer interested in? If so, why did your commitment change?
Describe something you like to do every single day.
What would you like to commit to in your future?
Who shows commitment in your family, and how do they show it?
Describe a time when you showed commitment to an assignment in school.
Name are some communities that you are committed to.
Draw a picture of your future self doing an activity that you are committed to. Include a sentence describing your picture.
How do people show commitment to their country?
Write a hypothesis about what you think other kids your age are most committed to.
Geese show commitment to their flock. If a goose is sick or injured, his or her partner will often refuse to leave, even if winter is approaching and the others in the group are flying south.