Instructor: Ashley Justen
Community: Grades 3-5, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
- Quiet Listening – Begin with 30 seconds of quiet listening, this could also be done with a chime.
- Belly Breathing – while lying on back. Say “trying to keep your body as still as possible, the only thing moving should be your belly and your breath.” Do this for 10 breaths.
- Pulse Count
- Yoga Flow: Mat 20 – there are many poses in this flow that correlate to stillness. Possible talking points…
- Boat – imagine you are a boat on the lake during a calm day. How still would you be?
- Mountain/Upward Mountain – Imagine you are a tall, strong mountain. Even when the winds are pushing you, you stay perfectly still.
- Plank – How still can you hold your body?
- Chair – Imagine the chair is supporting you and providing you with stillness.
- Tree – plant your roots firmly into the ground. Feel as your branches move about but you remain still.
- Twist – Allow your body to remain on the ground without moving, feeling calm and connected.
- Repeat this flow 2 times
- Belly Breathing – Student lead belly breaths with Hoberman sphere.
- Changing Channels – Can ask students for a specific channel they would like to be on. Incorporate sensory details.
- Pulse Count – Do pulse count again to compare the BPM before the yoga and after.