1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel; rest your hand on a desk or chair for balance and the other hand on your hip
3. Stand tall, shoulders back and down
4. Raise your heels all the way up
5. Bend your knees forward without dropping your heels
6. Keep your shoulders in line with your hips and your hips in line with your heels, chest open
7. Lower your hips down and up (don’t drop your heels!)
– 10 double count
– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 10 second hold (outside arm extends to the ceiling)
If you have knee discomfort:
– Decrease the bend in your knees
– Keep your feet flat on the ground
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 Ambitious mean to you in this moment?
Think of a time when you started something new. How did you feel? What were some challenges that you noticed? What were some resources that you needed to be successful?
Describe a new passion or interest that you have developed recently.
Define an ambition that you have for yourself this school year.
Who is a person in your family whom you would describe as ambitious? What characteristics does this person have?
How can you be supportive of a peer who is working toward an ambition?
Has your community ever accomplished something that seemed impossible at the time? How was it accomplished?
Identify an ambition you have in your personal writing/ELA.
How has ambition played a role in the history of your country?
Describe an ambitious accomplishment that has occurred in scientific research within your lifetime.
Walt Disney was ambitious at a young age. He started sketching regularly when he was just four years old.