1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Place your right hand on a chair or desk for stabilization
3. Balancing on your right foot (keep the right knee slightly bent), use your left hand to grab ahold of your left foot
4. Bend your left elbow and draw your left foot toward your left glute
5. Stand tall and don’t look down, keeping the chest lifted
6. Pull your left knee down as you pull your left hip up, stretching your left thigh (imagine a rubber band in your thigh)
7. Hold and focus on your breath
8. Repeat (right side)
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 Focus mean to you in this moment?
Reflect on a time that you performed a task that required a lot of focus.
Describe a hobby or activity that you enjoy focusing on. Why does it require focus?
What could you do to stay focused if there are distractions around you?
Where can you go in your house if you need to focus? Why does this environment help you stay focused?
How do you prefer your learning environment to look and sound when you are trying to focus?
Describe how people in your community have focused on solving a problem or issue that affects the community.
Have you ever felt your focus drift while reading? What strategies do you use to keep yourself focused?
Reflect on your favorite topic in history that you have focused on this school year, and explain why it is your favorite.
In what ways can technology distract a person from focusing? How can technology help someone focus?
Your five senses can help you focus on your environment. Your nose has the ability to detect a trillion smells!