Respect

A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Standing Leg Lifts
  • Target:  Thighs + Balance
  • Equipment:  Chair or Desk
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Rest your hands behind you on a desk or chair
3. Place your heels together and toes apart, making a small v-position with your feet
4. Bend your knees slightly
5. Step your right foot out in front of you
6. Keeping your leg straight, flex your right foot, pointing your toes up to the ceiling
7. Engage your abs and lift your chest up
8. Lift your right leg up and down, trying to get your right knee across from your right hip
9. Complete the sequence and then repeat (left leg)

Sequence

– 10 single count
– 10 pulses
– 5 second hold
– Repeat (left side)

Modification

If you have tight hip flexors:
– Turn your leg out and/or don’t lift your leg as high

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 Respect mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Describe a person whom you have respected for a long time.

Present

How do you demonstrate respect toward your body?

Future

How can you teach others to respect you?

Real-World Connection

Family

What practices and traditions does your family have for showing respect to one another?

Learning Environment

In what ways can your teacher(s) show you respect?

Community

How does your community show respect toward you? How do you show respect toward your community?

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a letter to a person you respect, telling them how they have inspired you.

Social Studies

Describe some signs of respect that differ from culture to culture.

STEM

How do people show respect when communicating digitally?

Fun Fact

A penguin received a great deal of respect by being knighted in Norway. His name is Nils Olav, and he lives in the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.