Love

An intense feeling of deep affection

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

Move

  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Heart Opener
  • Target:  Breath + Posture + Mindfulness
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

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

Sequence

– Hold stretch for 3-5 breaths

Modification

If your hands don’t touch:
– Grab ahold of your opposite elbows instead

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 Love mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe something (i.e. a place, object, or activity) that you have loved for a long time.

Present

Who is an important person in your life, and what do you value about that person?

Future

What hopes do you have for future relationships in your life?

Real-World Connection

Family

Whom do you love in your family, and what do you love about them?

Learning Environment

What do you love most about your learning environment (i.e. a subject you love, game you play, friends, etc.), and why?

Community

What actions can you take to demonstrate love toward your community?

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a paragraph or a poem describing what you love about yourself.

Social Studies

How have marriage norms changed in our society throughout history?

STEM

What chemical changes happen in a person’s brain when they feel love?

Fun Fact

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.