1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Raise your arms straight out to the sides, forming a T-shape with your body
4. Turn your palms to face forward
5. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the right and then return back to center
6. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the left and then return back to center
7. Keep your back flat and straight as you tilt side to side (like you’re tracing something against a wall), opening the chest
– 10 reps
– 5 second hold in the center
NOTE: Right/left = one rep
If you have back fatigue or improper posture:
– Tuck your tailbone down slightly to better engage your core
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 Safe mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you remember feeling safe.
What makes a place feel safe to you? What makes a place feel unsafe to you?
How can you help others feel safe when they are around you?
In your family, whom do you feel safe around, and why?
What is one rule you would like your class to follow to ensure that your classroom is safe?
How does your neighborhood keep people safe?
Draw a picture of a place (either real or imaginary) where you feel safe. Write a sentence describing your picture.
Describe a historical figure who helped keep others safe during an unsafe time.
Why is it important to be safe when working in a science lab?
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they can stay safe by not drifting apart.