Instructor: Tiffany Johnson
Community: Grades 3-6, Social Skills Group, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
- Chime – give me five. Ring the chime. Instruct the students to put up their hand (like a high-five) once they no longer hear the sound.
- Trace Hand Breaths – five deep breaths. Lead the first two breaths. Last three on their own. Expand your tummy on the inhale- contract on the exhale.
- Tree – Imagine being a tree on a calm day. Feel the stillness. Imagine a slight breeze; let the wind blow through your branches. Return to stillness. Notice the difference.
- Forward Bend – listen to your body.
- Downward Dog – plant the four corners of your hand into the ground. Notice how a strong foundation allows for complete stillness.
- Child’s Pose – find comfort and a sense of calm in the safety and comfort of this pose.
- Twist – Notice the flexibility of our bodies. Our minds can also be flexible.
- Changing Channels – * lay on mats if possible – Ask students to close their eyes and notice what is on their minds. Tell them they are going to practice changing the channel in their minds. (Pg. 108)
- Back to Back Breathing – (sync breath with partner without talking/planning)
- Relaxation – Mindful Moments Stillness Card: Take the next minute to listen to your breath. See if you can follow your breath as it moves in and out of your body. Imagine you favorite color and picture yourself breathing that color in and out.
What does your breath look like (draw it out).