1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Keep your feet hips width apart and parallel
3. Fold your upper body over at your hips, reaching toward the floor with your arms, keeping your head down
4. Shift your weight forward into the balls of your feet
5. Push your hips up toward the ceiling as you reach your arms down to the floor (imagine a rubber band in each of your hamstrings)
6. Grab ahold of your opposite elbows and let your head hang free (let go of any neck tension!)
7. Hold and focus on your breath, stretching a little deeper each time you exhale
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 Release mean to you in this moment?
Have you ever experienced a challenge in your life that was difficult to deal with at first? How did you release that pain?
Sometimes holding on is the right thing to do. What is something you are currently holding on to?
Identify and describe one action you can take today to help release an emotion you are holding on to.
Describe a family tradition that members of your family used to hold on to but no longer do. Why did they release this tradition?
What stress are you holding on to in your learning environment that you would like to release? How can you do this in a productive way?
Release a positive message into your community by posting a positive review online for a local business.
Draw a butterfly covered in spots. Within each spot, write a word to represent an emotion or sentiment that you would like to release to the world.
Describe some methods that are used to release current events to the public. How can you determine whether or not the source of the information is credible?
Describe a recent development in science that was released to the public. What was the response?
Dogs have wet noses because they release a thin layer of mucus to help them smell.