Angry

Having a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 9-12
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Chair Pose Series
  • Target:  Thighs + Shoulders
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet, knees, and hips together
3. Bend your knees and sink your hips down, like you’re sitting into a chair
4. Cross your arms over your chest, keeping your chest up and pulling your elbows toward your ribs
5. Keep your shoulders back and down; head is in line with the spine
6. Drop your hips a bit lower as you press more weight into the back of your heels
7. Lower your hips down and up

Sequence

– 10 single count (arms crossed)
– 10 pulses (arms extend to ceiling)
– 10 second hold (arms stay up)
– Rest
– 10 single count (arms crossed)
– 10 pulses (arms extend to ceiling)
– 10 second hold (arms stay up)

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Separate your feet hips width apart
– Reduce the bend in your knees and make sure your weight is in your heels

Reflect

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!

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?

Icon of a question mark.

What does Angry mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

What strategies have you used to cope with anger?

Present

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

Future

What advice would you give to a younger mentee who is feeling angry?

Real-World Connection

Family

Do all of your family members express anger the same way? Share a lesson you have learned about anger from your family.

Learning Environment

Whom can you talk to in your school if you are feeling angry? How might this person help?

Community

Describe an issue or cause that has members of your community feeling angry. Do you share their anger? Write a letter to your community representative expressing your anger (or theirs) in a constructive way.

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a graphic story about a character who learns to express their anger in a healthy way.

Social Studies

Describe a current event that has people in your area feeling angry.

STEM

Describe the physiological changes that happen in a person’s body when they are experiencing anger. Research and explain why the body reacts this way.

Fun Fact

If not managed well, anger is an emotion that can trigger the instinct to attack. Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother’s womb before they are even born.