Instructor: Katelyn Liebe
Community: Grade 5, ADHD Group, School Setting
Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2014
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Facilitates imagination with the imagery given by the teacher.
- Pulse Count – Students take pulse for 15 seconds
- Belly Breathing – Hoberman sphere: one student leads activity for a student-selected number of breaths with another student counting.
- Pule Count – Students take pulse again for 15 seconds.
- Activate/Relax Walk
- Mountain Pose – Can you be a still, beautiful mountain? Think about sunshine on your slopes and how peaceful a mountain meadow can be
- Forward Bend – Don’t worry about trying to touch your toes. Just let your arms hang down and see where your fingertips end up. How still can you become with your head below your heart?
- Downward Dog – Think about how relaxed a dog lying in the warm sunshine is.
- Tree Pose – Can you pretend there is wind blowing through your branches? Try to return to stillness. Bring your thoughts back to your breath. Breathe into your belly and make it grow.
- Slow Volcano Breath – breathe into your belly and slooooowly bring your arms up above your head. Sloooowly exhale as your arms drop down by your sides.
- Child’s Pose – Think about what it would be like to be in a mountain meadow with a soft blanket underneath you right now. You hear birds softly chirping in a tree nearby; a trickle of a gentle stream; the whisper of the wind through the trees. You smell fresh dirt and grass and the wild flowers. You feel warm; calm; peaceful; still.