Love

An intense feeling of deep affection

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Heart Opener
  • Target:  Breath + Posture + Mindfulness
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Swing your arms behind your back, bend your elbows, and try to bring your palms firmly together
3. Lift your chest, keep your head up, and close your eyes
4. Focus on your breath, stillness, and reflection

Sequence

– Hold stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If your hands don’t touch:
– Grab ahold of your opposite elbows instead

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 Love mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

How have you shown someone in your life that you value your relationship with them?

Present

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

Future

What is a passion you have in your life, and how might you apply this passion to a future career?

Real-World Connection

Family

What have you learned about love from your family?

Learning Environment

What do you love most about your learning environment (i.e. a subject you love, game you play, friends, etc.), and why?

Community

Demonstrate love toward your community by completing a community service activity.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a paragraph or a poem describing what you love about yourself.

Social Studies

How have marriage norms changed in our society throughout history? Draw a timeline that highlights the most significant changes.

STEM

Find a research study on love and the brain, and create a short presentation explaining the experiment design and results.

Fun Fact

Love is a powerful emotion that can affect you both emotionally and physically. The feeling of “butterflies in your stomach” is caused by the release of adrenaline during the fight-or-flight response.