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)
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 Accept mean to you in this moment?
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?
In your family, who has shown acceptance of the person you are becoming? How have they demonstrated their acceptance?
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.
Write a short story describing a character who demonstrates acceptance after going through a major change in their life.
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.
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!