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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


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


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


– 10 reps
– 5 second hold in the center

NOTE: Right/left = one rep


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

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?

Choose from the additional reflection prompts below to customize this lesson and meet the needs of your students and your time constraints. Create a unique workout experience every time you return to this lesson!



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


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


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

Real-World Connection


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?


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

Academic Connection


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.


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.