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!
– 5 reps (focus on breath)
NOTE: Arms up/down = one rep
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 Calm mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you felt very calm.
How can you calm yourself down when you feel upset?
Describe a calm place that you would like to visit in the future.
In your family, who makes you feel calm, and why?
Describe a calm place in your learning environment.
List some calming community activities.
Describe a place where you like to write or draw calmly.
Think about geography. Can you describe a calming place where you have traveled or would like to travel?
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?
Blue is the most calming color, and some even think that blue light can help people manage stress.