The capacity to accept delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset

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


  • Type:  Stretch
  • Excercise:  Hamstring Stretch
  • Target:  Hamstrings
  • Equipment:  Chair
Workout guide


1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Lift your right leg up and place your right foot onto a chair, balancing on your left foot
3. Keep your left foot parallel (toes precisely in line with your heel) and pressed firmly into the floor
4. Flex your right foot and straighten your right leg
5. With a flat back, lean your upper body forward, reaching your chest toward your toes (keep the chest open)
6. Keep your hips square, turning your left hip in
7. Keep your head in line with your spine and eyes focused forward
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left side)


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


If you have a limited range of motion or tight hamstrings;
– Put a slight bend in the knee of your working leg
– Keep your back completely flat as you lean forward (it doesn’t matter how low you go, as long as you feel the stretch in your hamstring!)


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 Patience mean to you in this moment?



Reflect on a time you needed to be patient in the last week. What did you learn from the experience?


Do you consider yourself to be a patient person? Why or why not?


What advice would you give someone about being patient during an unpredictable time?

Real-World Connection


Which of your family members displays a great deal of patience? Do you think this is a skill they had to practice and develop over time?

Learning Environment

Do you ever feel impatient in your learning environment? What can you do to help increase your patience in this situation?


Do you think members of your community have patience for one another?

Academic Connection


Practice patience by writing a sentence with your non-dominant hand.

Social Studies

Some moments in history required quick action and others required patience. Describe a moment in history when patience was necessary.


Why is patience important in science? What happens when scientists act impatiently?

Fun Fact

Having patience with yourself can lead to great achievement. Although he did not attend school, Frederick Douglass taught himself to read and write at a young age.