Worry

A state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Tree Pose
  • Target:  Balance + Core + Alignment
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Turn your right foot out, raise your heel, and rest your foot against your left ankle
4. Guide your right foot up toward your inner thigh, using your hand for support
5. Find a comfortable yet challenging place to rest your foot on your thigh
6. Press your foot into your thigh and your thigh into your foot to maintain your balance
7. Stand tall and don’t look down
8. Reach your hands straight up toward the ceiling, palms in
9. Hold and focus on your breath
10. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

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

Modification

Depending on your range of motion and/or flexibility:
– Choose one of three levels of difficulty, resting your foot either: low (ankle), medium (calf), or high (inner thigh) on your opposite leg

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 Worry mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something you used to be worried about but aren't anymore. How did you overcome this worry?

Present

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

Future

What strategies can you use if you are feeling worried or anxious about something in the future?

Real-World Connection

Family

What have you learned from your family about worry and/or anxiety?

Learning Environment

In your learning environment, whom can you turn to when you are feeling worried about something? What qualities does this person have?

Community

Where can you go in your community if you are feeling overly worried or anxious and need support?

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a cartoon of a superhero who is worried about something specific. Draw that character overcoming their fear.

Social Studies

Share a worry you have for the future of your country. What is one action you can take to help solve this issue?

STEM

A common phrase in science is: “research is me-search.” How might a scientist use research as a tool to overcome a personal worry?

Fun Fact

Humans worry about many things. A person who is worried that a duck is watching them might have anatidaephobia.