1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel; rest your hand on a desk or chair for balance and the other hand on your hip
3. Stand tall, shoulders back and down
4. Raise your heels all the way up
5. Bend your knees forward without dropping your heels
6. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips and your hips in line with your heels, chest open
7. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)
– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 10 second hold (outside arm extends to the ceiling)
If you have knee discomfort:
– Decrease the bend in your knees
– Keep your feet flat on the ground
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 Ambitious mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time you were successful in your ambitions. What were some things that you needed to be successful?
Think critically about the word AMBITIOUS. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
What ambitions do you have for your adult life?
Whom in your family would you describe as ambitious? What characteristics does this person have?
What is an ambition that you have in your future education or career? How will you accomplish this ambition?
If you could solve one big problem in your community, what would it be? Design an ambitious action plan.
Practice demonstrating ambition by completing a mock job application or interview.
Create a short presentation on a historical figure who was ambitious and “before their time.”
Look up a recent scientific study that you consider to be ambitious in its goal(s). Were the authors of the study able to achieve their research goal(s)?
Walt Disney was ambitious at a young age. He started sketching regularly when he was just four years old.