1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Lift your right leg up and place your right foot onto a chair, balancing on your left foot
3. Keep your left foot parallel (toes precisely in line with your heel) and pressed firmly into the floor
4. Flex your right foot and straighten your right leg
5. With a flat back, lean your upper body forward, reaching your chest toward your toes (keep the chest open)
6. Keep your hips square, turning your left hip in
7. Keep your head in line with your spine and eyes focused forward
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left side)
– 30 second hold (right side)
– 30 second hold (left side)
If you have a limited range of motion or tight hamstrings;
– Put a slight bend in the knee of your working leg
– Keep your back completely flat as you lean forward (it doesn’t matter how low you go, as long as you feel the stretch in your hamstring!)
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 Patience mean to you in this moment?
Reflect on a time in the last week when you showed patience. How did it feel?
Do you consider yourself to be a patient person? Why or why not?
When might you need to show patience in the future?
Who is the most patient person in your family, and how do they show patience?
When do you have to be patient in your learning environment?
In your community, who shows a lot of patience? How do they show it?
Practice patience by writing a sentence with your non-dominant hand.
Reflect on a historical event that probably required patience from people. Why do you think they were patient?
How do animals practice patience in their natural habitat?
Some journeys require a lot of patience. Even in an airplane, a trip to Pluto would take about 800 years.