Instructor: Molly Silbernagel
Community: Ages/Grades?, Setting?, minutes?
Plan Creation Date: February 1, 2015
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding
- Greeting – Seated greeting from the matt. Posing the question, “What makes you feel grounded?”
- Belly Breathing – Seated belly breathing with the Hoberman Sphere. 1 child will operate the Hoberman while another child counts. The children come up with the number of breaths (between 5 and 10).
- Compliments – Have the children give compliments for the counter and the Hoberman operator.
- Cat/Cow – hands and feet grounding into to the earth as the back rounds and arches, with the inhale and exhale of breath. Feeling grounded and strong.
- Yoga Flow – Relaxing back into Child’s pose, breathing into the back body, to Downward dog feeling the support of the four corners of the hands and feet, walking the feet to the hands for Forward Bend, breathing into the grounded legs, bend the knees to come up to chair pose mighty and strong. (may repeat 2 to 5 times)
- Mountain – Standing tall for a few breaths closing the eyes and remembering that grounded feeling.
- Roots – Feeling strong as you circle around and come back to your center.
- Star Pose – Stepping out into star expanding out with strength, feet grounding into the earth. Flow into Warrior II – Feeling supported in your strong Warrior pose, back into Star, then Warrior II on the other side. May repeat.
- Tree Circle – Forming a circle and coming into tree with hands out to your sides, pressed into your neighbors hand. Collectively grounding each other.
- Lying Twist – relaxed and breathing into the twist.
- Personalized Guided Relaxation – Ask kids for 3 things that help them feel grounded for words to be woven into the guided relaxation story.