Worry

A state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Tree Pose
  • Target:  Balance + Core + Alignment
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Turn your right foot out, raise your heel, and rest your foot against your left ankle
4. Guide your right foot up toward your inner thigh, using your hand for support
5. Find a comfortable yet challenging place to rest your foot on your thigh
6. Press your foot into your thigh and your thigh into your foot to maintain your balance
7. Stand tall and don’t look down
8. Reach your hands straight up toward the ceiling, palms in
9. Hold and focus on your breath
10. Repeat (left side)

Sequence

– 20 second hold (right side)
– 20 second hold (left side)

Modification

Depending on your range of motion and/or flexibility:
– Choose one of three levels of difficulty, resting your foot either: low (ankle), medium (calf), or high (inner thigh) on your opposite leg

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 Worry mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something you used to be worried about but aren't anymore. How did you overcome this fear?

Present

Describe something you are worried about today. How does that worry feel in your body?

Future

What advice would you give to someone who is worried about the future?

Real-World Connection

Family

In your family, whom can you turn to when you are feeling worried about something? What qualities does this person have?

Learning Environment

What types of things do you think teachers might worry about?

Community

Describe something that people in your city or country are currently worried about. Are you worried about this issue too?

Academic Connection

ELA

Create a cartoon of a superhero who is worried about something specific. Draw that character overcoming their fear.

Social Studies

How does a society cope with the worries of its citizens?

STEM

How can people use science to help others worry less? When can science cause people to worry more?

Fun Fact

Humans worry about many things. A person who is worried that a duck is watching them might have anatidaephobia.