Instructor: Kirsten Jamieson
Community: Ages 6-9, 6 children, Home Setting, 35 minutes
Plan Creation Date: September 30, 2013
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
- Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere – student led 5-10 breaths – compliments
- Pulse Count – Feel the steady rhythm of your heart beating and imagine yourself growing stronger with every beat.
- Woodchopper – Make your stance strong. Lift your arms and gather your energy. Imagine you have a huge, tough piece of wood to get your axe through. Bring your imaginary axe down with force and release your energy with a loud, powerful “HUH”.
- Mat 20 – emphasis on chair and plank first time 2nd rep with student leading – compliments
- Warrior 2 – with heart thoughts
- Superman – followed by variation of leaning to left and right. Extend all the way through to the tips of your fingers. Spread your fingers wide. Activate your leg muscles all the way to the tips of your toes. Imagine you are flying straight and strong through the air on a mission lean your body to one side to avoid a collision and then to the other. You have super quick reactions and nothing with get in your way.
- Table – spread open your fingers wide and press down through the whole of your hands including the tips of your fingers as though you have strong claws. Plant both feet firmly putting your weight evenly into all four corners of your feet. Lift up your heart towards the sky. Repeat X2 using drawbridge imagery.
- Strong Voice – 2 children in in my group do not have sufficient reading and writing skills to do the recording component of this activity so I worked with them to fill in the sheet individually as the other drew the picture of themselves being strong.
- Child Pose
- Relaxation Story – This group is very keen on Ninjas (inspired by Lego Ninjago).