Instructor: Colleen Fleming
Community: Classroom Setting??, Grade 1
Plan Creation Date: October 23, 2009
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
- Belly breathing – with the Hoberman sphere for 10 breaths.
- Pulse count – noticing what your body feels like inside and how fast or slow your heart is beating.
- Cat/cow – Breathing in and out, noticing the feeling in your back as you arch up and breathe out, and then dropping your belly down towards the floor and breathing in. Follow your own breath and feel the different feeling in your body and you stretch your spine and your rib cage.
- Activate/ Relax walk – Stand in mountain, and activate your muscles. Start walking in a relaxed way around the classroom. When I say “activate” come back to that activated mountain pose. Then go back to walking when I say “relax”. Notice the difference. Now see if you can be activated and relaxed at the same time.
- Eagle pose – Imagine you are an eagle perched on a high tree, focusing and looking out into the distance for any movement of activity of small animals to hunt for food.
- Hug your bones with your muscles as you remain very still and focused. Breathing in and out as you gaze out into the distance.
- Volcano breath – Hands at your heart, notice how your body is feeling. What thoughts are in your mind. Breathe in, hands up over your head activated and strong. Breathe out and let your hands float down out to both sides and you relax your body. Do this all together two more times.
- Come back to sitting in the circle. Breathe in and let your shoulders relax. Experience being still for 30 seconds.
- End with Calm Voice and sharing.