Instructor: Tida Chambers

Community: Classroom Setting??, Ages 15-16??

Plan Creation Date: November 23, 2009

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing with Hoberman sphere – 10 breaths-explained how conscious breathing helps to calm the monkey mind, using visual of sphere to see lungs expanding and contracting, fully oxygenating the body, and calming mind
  • Pulse count – 1 minute-explained that we would compare heart rate to after breath


  • Roots – with body activated, and eyes closed circle left and right?  Notice how feet help to ground, and balance, feel your center
  • Wood Chopper – focus on seeing the wood
  • Mountain – grounding-4 corners of feet, rooted into Earth
  • Upward Mountain – Crescent Moon-from upward mountain breathe in, press feet down, and stretch to right, curving into shape of crescent moon.
  • Star – Activate strength-muscles, heart, and mind, breath, activate, expand!
  • Warrior 1 and Warrior 2 – Feel
  • Warrior 2 – Side Angle
  • Dancer – Balance comes with quieting your self talk or using Positive self talk, focusing on body to hold and find stillness.
  • Pulse count – Heart rate is up now


  • Lay down – breathe with hands on belly
  • Strong Voice – read aloud questions and discuss their experiences
  • Time to draw – Color what Strength means to them in pictures


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