Patience

The capacity to accept delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Hamstring Stretch
  • Target:  Hamstrings
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Lift your right leg up and place your right foot onto a chair, balancing on your left foot
3. Keep your left foot parallel (toes precisely in line with your heel) and pressed firmly into the floor
4. Flex your right foot and straighten your right leg
5. With a flat back, lean your upper body forward, reaching your chest toward your toes (keep the chest open)
6. Keep your hips square, turning your left hip in
7. Keep your head in line with your spine and eyes focused forward
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

– 30 second hold (right side)
– 30 second hold (left side)

Modification

If you have a limited range of motion or tight hamstrings;
– Put a slight bend in the knee of your working leg
– Keep your back completely flat as you lean forward (it doesn’t matter how low you go, as long as you feel the stretch in your hamstring!)

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 Patience mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a past experience that taught you a lesson about patience.

Present

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

Future

What advice would you give someone about being patient during an unpredictable time?

Real-World Connection

Family

Describe a family activity or tradition where you need to demonstrate patience.

Learning Environment

In your learning environment, how can you practice patience when faced with a frustrating situation or peer?

Community

When has your community practiced patience to cope with hardship?

Academic Connection

ELA

Practice patience by writing a sentence with your non-dominant hand.

Social Studies

Some moments in history required quick action and others required patience. Describe a moment in history when patience was necessary, and a historical figure who demonstrated patience.

STEM

Why is patience important in science? What happens when scientists act impatiently? Use a specific example to back up your response.

Fun Fact

Having patience with yourself can lead to great achievement. Although he did not attend school, Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write at a young age.