Instructor: Dori King
Community: Elementary Ages, Classroom Setting, 45 minutes
Plan Creation Date: December, 2014
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding
- Belly Breathing – with the Hoberman Sphere – Teacher has previously modeled. One student leads with the Sphere and one student counts. Afterwards students offer compliments.
- Pulse Count – Count pulse for 15 seconds. Have student remember the number. Repeat and ask students to raise a thumb if their number is lower. Discuss how the breath can help us.
- Yoga Flow – Simple Primary Flow 2: cat/cow, rock and roll, boat,
bridge, mountain, up mountain, forward fold, bent knee lunge, mountain, up mountain, forward fold, bent knee lunge, mountain, warrior II on each side.
- Roots – offer the image of a tree with deep roots that can withstand any storm. Have the children find their roots and grow their branches.
- Distractions – Send in the squirrel puppet to distract the trees. Do any of the trees fall out of the pose? Do they let the squirrel distract them? Discuss the squirrels we have in life. What can we do to deal with our squirrels?
- Relaxation – visualize your tree. You are going deep
into the soil and you get to look at what connects you to the ground. What are your roots made of?