1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Step your feet out into a wide second position (feet much wider than your hips)
3. Turn your feet out to a 45-degree angle
4. Bend your knees as you drop your hips down into a deep plié, aligning your knees with your ankles
5. Keep your chest lifted and your shoulders back and down, as if your back were against a wall
6. Bring your arms out to the sides, making a T-shape
7. Lower your hips down and up (keep your knees in line with your toes!)
– 10 single count (legs only)
– 10 single count (arms only)
– 10 single count (arms and legs together)
– 10 second hold (heels up)
If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Take a narrower stance and/or turn your feet in (less than a 45-degree angle)
– Decrease the bend in your knees and be sure to double check your form (knees in line with the toes)
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 Build mean to you in this moment?
Describe something you have built using creative materials.
How do you build a friendship with someone new?
In your life, who is helping you build your future?
What traditions has your family built throughout the years?
Describe a skill you are currently building in school.
Is there a well-known building in your community? What is special about this building?
Build a sentence using only positive words about yourself.
Name a famous building that has been around for a very long time.
Why is math an important skill for builders?
Octopuses build gardens by collecting stones and shiny things, and arranging them in the sand.