Angry

Having a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility

  • This workout takes approximately 10 Minutes
  • This workout is for students in Grades 6-8
  • Teacher Resources

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Chair Pose Series
  • Target:  Thighs + Shoulders
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet, knees, and hips together
3. Bend your knees and sink your hips down, like you’re sitting into a chair
4. Cross your arms over your chest, keeping your chest up and pulling your elbows toward your ribs
5. Keep your shoulders back and down; head is in line with the spine
6. Drop your hips a bit lower as you press more weight into the back of your heels
7. Lower your hips down and up

Sequence

– 10 single count (arms crossed)
– 10 pulses (arms extend to ceiling)
– 10 second hold (arms stay up)
– Rest
– 10 single count (arms crossed)
– 10 pulses (arms extend to ceiling)
– 10 second hold (arms stay up)

Modification

If you have knee discomfort or pain:
– Separate your feet hips width apart
– Reduce the bend in your knees and make sure your weight is in your heels

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 Angry mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Reflect on something that made you feel angry last week. Are you still angry about it today? Why or why not?

Present

Give some examples of unhealthy ways of expressing your anger. Give some examples of healthy ways of expressing your anger.

Future

Describe a strategy you can use to help you cope the next time you're feeling angry.

Real-World Connection

Family

Do all of your family members express anger the same way? Share a lesson you have learned about anger from your family.

Learning Environment

Whom can you talk to in your school if you are feeling angry? How might this person help?

Community

Describe an issue or cause that has members of your community feeling angry. How has your community expressed this anger?

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a list of all the words that you associate with the word ANGRY. Create a word cloud that visualizes words that show up in your life more often larger, and words that show up in your life less often smaller.

Social Studies

Describe a current event that has people in your area feeling angry.

STEM

What physical changes happen in a person’s body when they are experiencing anger?

Fun Fact

If not managed well, anger is an emotion that can trigger the instinct to attack. Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother’s womb before they are even born.