Solution

A means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Neck Stretch Series
  • Target:  Neck
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

NECK (FORWARD) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Interlace your fingers and bring your hands behind your head
3. Close your elbows in toward your face
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward
5. Drop only your head down toward your chest (back stays straight; just your head angles forward)
6. Keeping your elbows steady, gently rock your head side to side (like you’re tracing a necklace)
7. Focus on breath

NECK (SIDES) STEPS
1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Gently rest your right hand on the top of your head
3. Draw your head toward your right shoulder
4. Stand up tall — lengthen your spine and puff your chest forward, stretching down through your left fingertips to feel the stretch on your left side
5. Turn your eye focus up toward the ceiling
6. Hold and focus on breath
7. Gently turn your chin down so you’re looking toward the floor
8. Hold and focus on breath
9. Repeat (right side)

Sequence

– Hold each stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If you have back discomfort or pain:
– Don’t add the weight of your hands to the stretch
– Complete the stretch within your personal range of motion

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 Solution mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you had a problem and later realized that the solution was in front of you all along.

Present

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

Future

Reflect on a personal strength that could help you find solutions to future problems.

Real-World Connection

Family

Reflect on a member of your family who plays the “helper” role. What role do you play in your family when facing a problem?

Learning Environment

What resources are available to you, both internally (within yourself) and externally (outside of yourself), to help you complete a school assignment?

Community

Describe some projects or organizations in your community that contribute to finding solutions for members and improving the community?

Academic Connection

ELA

Sometimes writing or journaling can help people find a solution to a problem in their lives. Do you agree with this in your own life? Write a journal entry to process a problem you are currently facing.

Social Studies

Describe a problem your country is currently facing. If you could suggest one solution to this problem to your government leaders, what would it be? Write a letter to your government leaders outlining your suggestion.

STEM

Science often comes up with solutions to societal problems. Describe a current problem in society that science is working on finding a solution for.

Fun Fact

Forgot your nail clippers on your mission to the moon? We have a solution for that! NASA can basically “email” tools to astronauts using 3D printers.