1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and sit up tall (shoulders back, chest up)
3. Rest your hands on your thighs
4. Close your eyes
5. Reflect on the presence of the room and/or your state of mind in gearing up for or completing a workout
6. Focus on your breath, stillness, and reflection
NOTE: Teachers are free to engage in a few minutes of silent or guided relaxation
A few questions for students to answer silently in their heads could be:
– Reflecting on the work you did or are about to do today, do you feel accomplished/ready?
– Do you feel aware of your body?
– Can you hear your breath? The sounds of other students breathing in the room?
– What sounds do you hear?
– Do you feel confident in your alignment?
– Can you quiet your mind chatter and be present?
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 Peace mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you felt peaceful.
Describe a place where you feel peaceful.
What is one thing you can do to feel more peaceful during a stressful situation?
In your family, whom do you feel peaceful around, and why?
What makes a learning environment peaceful?
In your community, where do you feel peaceful?
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Open your eyes and write a sentence describing how you feel now.
What are some jobs that exist to help keep people at peace in society?
How does your body change when you are at peace (i.e. breathing, heart rate, etc.)?
Getting in bed can be a time to find peace at the end of the day. Most people fall asleep within seven minutes.