1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Stretch your right arm straight across your chest, reaching to the left
3. Hug your right arm in by placing your left arm perpendicular at your right wrist
4. Keep your right arm straight
5. Puff your chest out and forward (think of a penguin or puffin bird here)
6. Relax your shoulders, keeping them back and down, away from your ears
7. Twist your chest toward your right shoulder blade (imagine a rubber band in your right arm) as you continue to pull your right arm in
8. Hold and focus on your breath
9. Repeat (left side)
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 Proud mean to you in this moment?
Describe an accomplishment from your past that you feel proud of.
Describe something small you did this week that you feel proud of.
What would make you feel proud of yourself in high school?
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Describe a moment that you felt proud of an academic accomplishment.
Whom do you feel proud of in your community? Write a letter to let them know how they have impacted you.
Create an acrostic poem based on the letters in your name. Each word you add to your poem should be a characteristic or interest of yours that you feel proud of.
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What is an innovation in STEM that makes people in your country proud?
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