1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture, facing sideways at the edge of a chair
2. Place your hands underneath your shoulders at either end of the seat of the chair
3. Turn your palms out and hold the edges of the chair with your fingertips
4. Lean back; using your abs, lift your legs up from the floor
5. Balance on your glutes, keeping your thighs and feet together and your abs activated
6. Keep your abs pulled in tightly, shoulders back and down
7. Lean back more and pull your legs out further to increase the challenge as you hold
– 30 second hold
– 30 second hold
If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Sit straight up in your chair (instead
of leaning back) and lift only your legs off the floor
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 Dedication mean to you in this moment?
In the past, how have you stayed dedicated to your goals and dreams when parts of your day-to-day life have been disrupted?
Think critically about the word DEDICATION. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
What is one thing (a value, concept, or person) that you care about, and how can you stay dedicated to this thing in the future?
What are some values that your family is dedicated to? Do your values align with your family’s?
With the other members of your learning environment, work together to decide on a unifying word. This word should represent a concept or goal that you are all dedicated to this school year.
Dedicate yourself to a cause within your community by taking one action step to show support. Share your plan with your peers.
Write a “love letter” to an activity or hobby in your life that you are dedicated to.
How can a statue or monument represent a community’s dedication toward something? Why are these statues sometimes controversial?
What role does dedication play in scientific discovery?
The longest marathon on a pogo stick was 206,864 bounces, achieved by American James Roumeliotis at Pogopalooza 8 in Costa Mesa, California, on July 29, 2011. James bounced for 20 hours and 13 minutes. Now that’s dedication!