Instructor: Shannon Todd
Community: 6th Grade Classroom
Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2013
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening
Materials Required: Breathing Ball, Meditation CD, Blinds halfway drawn, door closed
- Breathing – Students lead breathing ball and get each other to count as one lead with ball.
- Music then plays – Listen to the beat and rhythm of the music and try to identify what instruments are there. Discuss how we can listen to the rhythm of our breathing
- Write the definition for listening – to hear and tune into what your own body, mind and heart are saying.
- Students directed to close their eyes and feel their feet touching the ground, then feel their legs against the chair, feel their heart beating and how it feels. Is it beating strongly, softly, etc.
- Students think of the expression on their face. Is it calm, is it smiling? Direct students to hear what they are thinking inside their minds. Are they feeling relaxed, was there something that happened this morning that is in their mind, or something later in the day they are thinking about? How does it make them feel?
- Students open their eyes and reflect and on their thoughts.
- Students define listening in words to each other. Student then will show the teacher a pose that signifies listening to them.