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  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 9-12
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  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Tricep Stretch
  • Target:  Triceps
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide


1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Extend your right arm up to the ceiling (as if raising a hand in class)
3. Bend the right arm and lower your right palm behind your right shoulder blade
4. Lift and reach your left hand over to your right elbow
5. Lift your chest and head, and sit up tall
6. Lean to the left and pull your ribs to the right (imagine a rubber band in your tricep)
7. Hold and focus on your breath
8. Repeat (left side)

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?

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What does Accept mean to you in this moment?

Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!



Describe a time when you had to accept something that was out of your control.


Think critically about the word ACCEPT. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?


How will the concept of acceptance impact your future decisions surrounding college and/or career after high school?

Real-World Connection


In your family, who has shown acceptance of the person you are becoming? How have they demonstrated their acceptance?

Learning Environment

How can you show acceptance of peers who are different from you?


Think of a community you belong to and describe how it demonstrates acceptance to its members.

Academic Connection


Write a short story describing a character who demonstrates acceptance after going through a major change in their life.

Social Studies

Think of a moment in history when something difficult and unexpected happened that caused a big change for people. Write a paragraph describing how the public coped with this moment.


Choose one thing that has changed about you this year. Write down each step that took place to allow you to make the change (example: learning about the change, talking to someone about the change). Assign an emotional weight (one being the lightest, ten being the heaviest) that you felt during each step of the change and draw a graph to display your range of emotions.

Fun Fact

Sometimes we have to accept challenging circumstances and adapt our habits. To survive the winter, up to 60% of the Alaskan Wood Frog’s body freezes solid, they stop breathing and their heart stops beating, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit!