1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel; rest your hand on a desk or chair for balance and the other hand on your hip
3. Stand tall, shoulders back and down
4. Raise your heels all the way up
5. Bend your knees forward without dropping your heels
6. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips and your hips in line with your heels, chest open
7. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)
– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 10 second hold (outside arm extends to the ceiling)
If you have knee discomfort:
– Decrease the bend in your knees
– Keep your feet flat on the ground
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 Ambitious mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you tried something new. How did it feel?
Do you think of yourself as ambitious? Why or why not?
Describe a goal that you have for yourself for this school year.
Who is an ambitious person in your family? What characteristics does this person have?
Describe a time when you tried something ambitious in school. What did you learn from this experience?
When have you seen people come together to work toward a goal?
Define one ambition you have in ELA this year.
Describe a time when ambition has helped a person rise to power in a society.
Do you think scientists are ambitious? Why or why not?
Walt Disney was ambitious at a young age. He started sketching regularly when he was just four years old.