Safe

Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk

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

Move

  • Type:  Strength
  • Excercise:  Tilted Obliques
  • Target:  Core + Obliques
  • Equipment:  None
Workout guide

Steps

1. Stand in NaliniKIDS posture
2. Bring your feet and thighs together
3. Raise your arms straight out to the sides, forming a T-shape with your body
4. Turn your palms to face forward
5. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the right and then return back to center
6. Using your obliques, tilt your upper body to the left and then return back to center
7. Keep your back flat and straight as you tilt side to side (like you’re tracing something against a wall), opening the chest

Sequence

– 10 reps
– 5 second hold in the center

NOTE: Right/left = one rep

Modification

If you have back fatigue or improper posture:
– Tuck your tailbone down slightly to better engage your core

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 Safe mean to you in this moment?

Self-Connection

Past

Who or what has made you feel safe during past times of disruption and uncertainty?

Present

What makes a space feel emotionally safe for you? What makes a space feel physically safe for you?

Future

What can you do to ensure that others feel safe when they are around you?

Real-World Connection

Family

Describe one rule in your family that is meant to keep you safe.

Learning Environment

Create one rule you would like your class to follow to ensure that your classroom is a safe (either physically or emotionally) space?

Community

Research “safe havens” in your community where people can turn if they are in trouble.

Academic Connection

ELA

Write a short story describing a place (either real or imaginary) where you feel safe.

Social Studies

Describe a historical figure who helped keep others safe during a time of turmoil.

STEM

What are some safety precautions that are taken in science, and why are these important? Create a poster that describes a safety procedure in science.

Fun Fact

The average person spends two weeks of their life safely waiting at traffic lights.