1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Stretch your right arm straight across your chest, reaching to the left
3. Hug your right arm in by placing your left arm perpendicular at your right wrist
4. Keep your right arm straight
5. Puff your chest out and forward (think of a penguin or puffin bird here)
6. Relax your shoulders, keeping them back and down, away from your ears
7. Twist your chest toward your right shoulder blade (imagine a rubber band in your right arm) as you continue to pull your right arm in
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left 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 Proud mean to you in this moment?
Describe a time when you felt proud of yourself.
Whom do you feel proud of in your life? Why do you feel proud of them?
What would make you feel proud of yourself as an adult?
Show pride to a family member by creating an award for them (i.e. the “Greatest Brother Ever” award).
Describe a moment when you felt proud of something you did in school.
Identify a community that you are proud to belong to, and explain why you feel that way.
Create an acrostic poem based on the letters in your name. Each word you add to your poem should be a characteristic or interest of yours that you feel proud of.
Being patriotic means expressing pride for one’s country. How do people express pride toward their country?
Describe a time when you felt proud of work you did in a STEM subject.
Laura Dekker, a 16-year-old Dutch sailor, is the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Do you think her family is proud?