An intense feeling of deep affection

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 2-3
  • Teacher Resources


  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Heart Opener
  • Target:  Breath + Posture + Mindfulness
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide


1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Swing your arms behind your back, bend your elbows, and try to bring your palms firmly together
3. Lift your chest, keep your head up, and close your eyes
4. Focus on your breath, stillness, and reflection


– Hold stretch for 3-5 breaths


If your hands don’t touch:
– Grab ahold of your opposite elbows instead


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!

Icon of a body with vibration lines on the sides of it.

How does your body feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a profile view of a person’s head with a speech bubble where the brain would be.

How does your mind feel after completing the workout?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Love mean to you in this moment?



Describe something (i.e. a place, object, or activity) that you have loved for a long time.


What are some different ways that you show love to a person or pet?


Reflect on something you love to do, and hope to continue doing for the rest of your life.

Real-World Connection


Describe someone in your family whom you love and what you love about this person.

Learning Environment

What do you love most about your learning environment (i.e. a subject you love, game you play, friends, etc.), and why?


Describe a place in your community that you love and what you love about this place.

Academic Connection


Write a list of things that you love about yourself.

Social Studies

What is a wedding tradition in your culture or family?


How do people use technology to show love to another person?

Fun Fact

Looking at a photo of a loved one can relieve physical pain.

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