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  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
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  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Tricep Stretch
  • Target:  Triceps
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide


1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Extend your right arm up to the ceiling (as if raising a hand in class)
3. Bend the right arm and lower your right palm behind your right shoulder blade
4. Lift and reach your left hand over to your right elbow
5. Lift your chest and head, and sit up tall
6. Lean to the left and pull your ribs to the right (imagine a rubber band in your tricep)
7. Hold and focus on your breath
8. Repeat (left side)

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?

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What does Accept mean to you in this moment?

Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!



Describe a time when you accepted something that you weren't happy about.


Think of a friend who accepts you for who you are. How do they show their acceptance?


How can you use acceptance to help solve problems in your life?

Real-World Connection


In your family, who accepts you for who you are? How do they show their acceptance?

Learning Environment

How does your teacher show acceptance of different people’s opinions?


Describe a place outside of home or school where you feel accepted.

Academic Connection


Complete the following sentence by describing how you cope with change in your life: Sometimes, when things change I feel ___, so I try to remember ___.

Social Studies

Think of a moment in recent history when something unexpected happened, and describe how people changed their daily lives to accept that change.


How can science be used to help people accept information they may not believe to be true?

Fun Fact

Crows have a hard time with acceptance. They often hold grudges against specific people.