1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out into a wide second position (feet wider than your hips)
3. Bend your knees and drop your hips into a squat (don’t allow the knees to go over the ankles)
4. Place your palms together in front of your chest
5. Jump high off the ground, as you spring your toes off the floor and extend your arms up toward the ceiling
6. Land in the original wide low squat position, with your palms together in front of your chest
– 20 jumps
– 10 second hold
If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Do 20 deep pliés/squats (skip the jumping)
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 Power mean to you in this moment?
When have you felt powerful? How did having power make you feel?
Who is a powerful person in your life? How do they act?
As you get older, you will gain more power over your life and choices. Identify one decision you expect to make for yourself when you are an adult.
Who is a powerful person in your family? How do they use their power?
In the classroom, the teacher is in a position of power. What would happen if a class didn't have anyone in charge?
Who is a powerful person in your community? How did this person gain power?
Name a powerful character from a story you've read recently. What does this person look like? Act like? How do they feel?
How does voting determine who has power in the government?
Describe a recent invention that has the power to change the world.
The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. In 1991, American athlete Mike Powell jumped 29 ft. 4.25 in. Think about the power in his legs!