Instructor: Allyson Copachino
Community: Grades 3-6, Setting?, 30-40 minutes
Plan Creation Date: February 1, 2015
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
- Hoberman Sphere – 1 student is selected to lead the group in 10 breaths using the Hoberman Sphere.
- Volcano Breath – 3 seated volcano breaths, then students move to knees for 3 volcano breaths, and end on their feet to do 3 more volcano breaths.
- Woodchopper Breath – Have students do soft woodchopper breaths, and then ask them to gradually increase their “huhs” until they have strong forceful breaths. Ask students to notice how it feels in their bodies to use quieter and louder breaths.
- Yoga Calm Mat 20 – Have students hold boat, downward dog and plank for longer than they normally would. Decide as a class, before beginning the sequence, what a healthy and challenging number of breaths in these poses would be for them.
- Warrior Challenge – Ask students to challenge each the group (and themselves) by holding warrior 2 longer than they normally would. Decide on the number of beats they will stay on each side, then have 1 student beat the drum to the agreed upon number. Switch sides. When finished, ask students, “How did that feel in their bodies?” “How did that feel in their minds?”
- Sharing – Ask students to share with the group about a time when they have had to be strong for themselves/another person.
- Supine Twist
- Relaxation – Students rest on their mats. Have them visualize a time when they felt strong in their life. How did it feel in their bodies/minds/hearts? At the end of the relaxation, invite students to breathe that feeling into their heart.