Love

An intense feeling of deep affection

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Heart Opener
  • Target:  Breath + Posture + Mindfulness
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Swing your arms behind your back, bend your elbows, and try to bring your palms firmly together
3. Lift your chest, keep your head up, and close your eyes
4. Focus on your breath, stillness, and reflection

Sequence

– Hold stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If your hands don’t touch:
– Grab ahold of your opposite elbows instead

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 Love mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something (i.e. a place, object, or activity) that you have loved for a long time.

Present

Describe something you love about yourself.

Future

Reflect on something you love to do, and hope to continue doing for the rest of your life.

Real-World Connection

Family

Describe someone in your family whom you love and what you love about this person.

Learning Environment

What do you love most about your learning environment (i.e. a subject you love, game you play, friends, etc.), and why?

Community

Describe a place in your community that you love and what you love about this place.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a list of things that you love about yourself.

Social Studies

How do wedding traditions vary in different cultures?

STEM

What biological changes happen to a person when they feel love?

Fun Fact

Looking at a photo of a loved one can relieve physical pain.