1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and sit up tall (shoulders back, chest up)
3. Rest your hands on your thighs
4. Close your eyes
5. Reflect on the presence of the room and/or your state of mind in gearing up for or completing a workout
6. Focus on your breath, stillness, and reflection
NOTE: Teachers are free to engage in a few minutes of silent or guided relaxation
A few questions for students to answer silently in their heads could be:
– Reflecting on the work you did or are about to do today, do you feel accomplished/ready?
– Do you feel aware of your body?
– Can you hear your breath? The sounds of other students breathing in the room?
– What sounds do you hear?
– Do you feel confident in your alignment?
– Can you quiet your mind chatter and be present?
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 Peace mean to you in this moment?
What are some strategies you have used to quiet the thoughts in your mind to feel more at peace?
Think critically about the word PEACE. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
What is a strategy you can use to spread peace to others around you?
Who acts as the peacekeeper in your family when family members argue?
What is your role in maintaining peace in your learning environment?
How do communities maintain peace? Reflect on a community that you are a part of and the strategies that this community uses to keep the peace. What is your role in maintaining peace in this community?
Enjoy a few moments of peace by reading a book of your choice, just for fun.
What are some ways that structures within our society keep people at peace? Do these structures always work?
Reflect on a form of technology that brings you peace. Then reflect on a form of technology that does not bring you peace. Is there a key difference between the two?
Getting in bed can be a time to find peace at the end of the day. Most people fall asleep within seven minutes.