1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Place your hands shoulder width apart on a chair with a firm grip
3. Raise your heels up and walk your feet back enough so that you are leaning into the chair
4. Make sure the weight of your body is in your hands, to avoid pushing the chair forward
5. Squeeze your glutes, tighten your abs, and keep your back flat
6. Tuck your hips under as you pull your abs in more
7. Pull your shoulders back and keep your head up, eyes focused forward (form a straight line with your body from the top of your head to your heels)
– 10 leg lifts (left leg only)
– 5 second hold (left leg up)
– 10 leg lifts (right leg only)
– 5 second hold (right leg up)
– 10 second hold (plank position)
If you have wrist discomfort or pain:
– Turn your palms out
– If the pain persists, use the floor and do the plank on your forearms without any variations (only do the hold sequence!)
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 Confidence mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you felt proud of yourself.
How might someone act when they're feeling confident?
Identify something you love about yourself that you don't want to change in the future, and share why.
In your family, whom do you feel confident around, and why?
Which school subject do you feel most confident about? Why?
Name a community that you feel proud to be a part of, and explain why.
Create a song, poem, drawing, or dance that completes the sentence: “I am special because…”
How does your culture help you feel confident?
How can you use science to make a decision that you feel confident about?
Baby giraffes take their first steps 30-60 minutes after being born. Talk about confidence!