Instructor: Katelyn Liebe
Community: Grade 6, School Setting
Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2014
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Help students feel more comfortable complimenting one another through the compliments after breathing.
- Hoberman Sphere Belly Breathing – Have students select how many breaths to take, have one student lead belly breathing and one student count. Before students begin, emphasize the mental strength it takes to breathe slowly. We are used to breathing whenever and however we want – usually quickly and shallowly. Use your mental strength to extend your breathing the whole length of the Hoberman Sphere expansion and closure.
- Compliments – students compliment both the leader and the counter.
- Activate/Relax Walk – Engage in activate/relax walk for 2 rounds with teacher giving out instructions on how to walk, then ask for 2 student volunteers to choose how to walk at the end. Emphasize becoming strong in both the activate and relax portions of the activity.
- Alternate Arm/Leg Kicks – Feel the strength of your back as you reach forward and up with your arm and your leg. Slowly, using the strength of your back, lower both and switch.
- Bow – Again, feel the strength of your back. Feel the mental strength that is required to hold this pose for a long time. Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
- Cat/Cow – Stretch out your back. Inhale and drop your belly into cow pose, exhale and arch your back like a cat.
- Side-Angle – Feel the strength of your legs as you stretch through your side.
- Child’s Pose – Breath in through your nose, out through your nose. Thank yourself for the hard work your muscles and mind did today in this yoga flow. You were strong – both mentally and physically. Use that strength throughout the rest of your day.