1. Start in seated NaliniKIDS posture
2. Interlace your fingers, turn your palms out, and extend your arms up toward the ceiling
3. Reach up tall as you tilt your body to the right side, imagining a rubber band in your left ribs
4. Hold and focus on your breath
5. Return to center, arms still extended up to the ceiling
6. Switch sides, tilting toward the left and feeling the stretch on your right side
7. Come back to center and tilt back, arching your back
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 Freedom mean to you in this moment?
How has your freedom increased as you've gotten older?
How do you like to spend your free time?
If you had the freedom to do anything you wanted for a day, how would you spend it?
Share a new freedom your family has given you as you’ve gotten older.
Describe one part of the school day when you have freedom to choose your own activity.
In your community, where do you feel the most free to be your true self, and why?
Exercise your freedom by freewriting on a topic of your choice.
What does it mean that the United States is a “free country,” and do you agree or disagree?
Do people have the freedom to say whatever they want on the internet without consequences? Why or why not?
A symbol of freedom, the current American flag was designed by a high school student.