Freedom

The absence of ties or obligations

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Core Stretch
  • Target:  Shoulders + Upper Back + Core
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Interlace your fingers, turn your palms out, and extend your arms up toward the ceiling
3. Reach up tall as you tilt your body to the right side, imagining a rubber band in your left ribs
4. Hold and focus on your breath
5. Return to center, arms still extended up to the ceiling
6. Switch sides, tilting toward the left and feeling the stretch on your right side
7. Come back to center and tilt back, arching your back

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 Freedom mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

How has your freedom increased as you've gotten older?

Present

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

Future

In what ways can you still express freedom in your life while you are limited by school rules, societal norms, family responsibilities, etc.?

Real-World Connection

Family

Do you feel like you have the freedom to make your own choices in your family? Why or why not?

Learning Environment

How does your school handle freedom of speech when it comes to social media?

Community

In your community, where do you feel the most free to be your true self, and why? Visit this place and take a selfie!

Academic Connection

ELA

Exercise your freedom by freewriting on a topic of your choice.

Social Studies

What does it mean that the United States is a “free country,” and do you agree or disagree?

STEM

What is “freedom of speech,” and how can that freedom be limited on the internet?

Fun Fact

The current American flag was designed by a high school student.