Instructor: Cristina Dobon-Claveau
Community: Grade 7 Math Class
Plan Creation Date: April 18, 2012
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community
- Pulse Check by having the students write down or make a mental note of their number.
- Belly Breathing with the Hobberman sphere the students have named “Kevin”; 7 breaths.
- Mountain pose-upward: I had a visual of a mountain on the promethean board. Stand tall, proud and great like a mountain, reach your arms and hands up to the sky. Push all of your muscles up to the sky.
- Tree: I had a visual of a tree on the promethean board. Keep your focus on something right in front of you, you may keep you hands by your heart, or if you choose, to the sky. Stand tall and grand and beautiful like a tree in the forest. Class, add other descriptive words that describe the tree you see in the picture.
- Warrior I: Now move your right leg back, bending your front knee, make sure you keep your back really straight and your hands reaching the sky. You are a peaceful warrior, one that is in control of you. Don’t forget to breathe in through your nose and out your mouth.
- Warrior II: Now turn your back foot slightly to the right and lower your arms so they are parallel to the ground and level; don’t forget to keep your back nice and straight. I have a picture on the board of Katniss Everdeen, the hero of The Hunger Games. Tell me something about Katniss that you learned about her as a warrior in the books.
- Star: Now turn both feet and body to the side of the room, your arms are still straight and parallel to the ground. You are standing tall, with your feet rooted to the ground. Hold this pose as the bright and shining star that you are. Activate your muscles all the way through your toes.
- Partner Pull: Find and partner and face each other. Hold each other’s right wrists with your right hands. Stand a few feet apart and begin to lower to the floor, pulling away from each other, without letting each other fall. You have to communicate with each other and trust each other so you do not fall. When you are ready to stand, talk to each other and slowly stand back up together. Before we start, what are some words you can use with your partner to make sure you both are safe in this activity?
- Community Circle worksheet.
- Mindful Moments Cards, community: I had three students pick the cards and I read them out loud.
- Volcano Breath: Sent good thoughts to those we listed on our community circles who are our supports.
- Pulse Check: See if the number is lower than the one at the beginning of class.