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
– Hold stretch for 3-5 breaths
If your hands don’t touch:
– Grab ahold of your opposite elbows instead
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 Love mean to you in this moment?
Describe something (i.e. a place, object, or activity) that you have loved for a long time.
Who is an important person in your life, and what do you value about that person?
What hopes do you have for future relationships in your life?
Whom do you love in your family, and what do you love about them?
What do you love most about your learning environment (i.e. a subject you love, game you play, friends, etc.), and why?
What actions can you take to demonstrate love toward your community?
Write a paragraph or a poem describing what you love about yourself.
How have marriage norms changed in our society throughout history?
What chemical changes happen in a person’s brain when they feel love?
Love is a powerful emotion that can affect you both emotionally and physically. The feeling of “butterflies in your stomach” is caused by the release of adrenaline during the fight-or-flight response.