Calm

Pleasantly free; peaceful and not disturbed

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 4-5
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Breathing
  • Excercise:  Swan Arm Series
  • Target:  Upper Body + Warm-Up
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your arms by your sides and flip your palms up
3. Inhale and make a big circle with your arms, as you connect your palms above your head
4. Exhale as you turn your palms out and press your arms down, returning them by your sides
5. Pull your shoulders back and keep your head up, eyes focused forward
6. If you want, close your eyes as you continue the sequence, and remember to keep breathing!

Sequence

– 5 reps (focus on breath)

NOTE: Arms up/down = one rep

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 Calm mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a time when you felt very calm.

Present

How can you calm yourself down when you feel upset?

Future

Describe a calm place that you would like to visit in the future.

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, who makes you feel calm, and why?

Learning Environment

Describe a calm place in your learning environment.

Community

List some calming community activities.

Academic Connection

ELA

Describe a place where you like to write or draw calmly.

Social Studies

Think about geography. Can you describe a calming place where you have traveled or would like to travel?

STEM

Take your pulse immediately after entering the classroom. Next, complete the CALM workout and take your pulse immediately after completing it. How do your readings compare?

Fun Fact

Blue is the most calming color, and some even think that blue light can help people manage stress.

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