1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Raise your arms straight out to the sides, forming a T-shape with your body
4. Turn your palms to face forward
5. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the right and then return back to center
6. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the left and then return back to center
7. Keep your back flat and straight as you tilt side to side (like you’re tracing something against a wall), opening the chest
– 10 reps
– 5 second hold in the center
NOTE: Right/left = one rep
If you have back fatigue or improper posture:
– Tuck your tailbone down slightly to better engage your core
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 Safe mean to you in this moment?
Who or what has made you feel safe during past times of disruption and uncertainty?
Think critically about the word SAFE. What are some different ways that others might interpret this word?
What can you do to ensure that others feel safe when they are around you?
What is one rule in your family that is meant to keep you safe?
What is one rule you would like your class to follow to ensure that your classroom is a safe (either physically or emotionally) space?
Research “safe havens” in your community where people can turn if they are in trouble.
Write a short story describing a place (either real or imaginary) where you feel safe.
Think of a historical figure who helped keep others safe during a time of turmoil. Create a presentation highlighting this person’s unique characteristics and what they did to keep others safe.
What are some safety precautions that are taken in science, and why are these important? Create a poster that describes a safety procedure in science.
The average person spends two weeks of their life safely waiting at traffic lights.