Instructor: Sarah Dutton
Community: Grades 3 – 8, School Setting, 20-30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: July 5, 2015
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
- Breathing Ball – Have two students come up to the front of the room. One can move the breathing ball and the other can count breaths.
- Pulse Count – Check your pulse and then run fast for 20 seconds. Feel the difference in your pulse – feel how strong it is. Let them share about the experience.
- Arm Swings
- Roots – Feel yourself connect with the earth.
- Mountain Pose – Talk about how mountains are strong. Have them share why mountains are strong.
- Upward Mountain – Reaching towards the sky feel your sides stretch and expand.
- Mountain Pose
- Warrior I – Root your feet into the earth and feel the strength of your legs and torso holding you up. Feel the weight evenly distributed throughout your body. Your entire body is strong!
- Warrior II – Past, Present and Future – With the rock in your hand imagine your past and present and how they can help you today. Remember to stay focused on the present to help us stay centered and grounded.
- Side Angle – Stay steady.
- Warrior II
- Mountain Pose – Feel that mountain strength again. Use words to describe a mountain.
- Repeat – Then do everything from Mountain Pose through Mountain Pose again with the other side.
- Forward Fold –Hang the head heavy releasing the tension from the last flow.
- Volcano Breath – Do 3 breaths and with the last one set an intention for the rest of the day. Place that imaginary phrase or word in between your hands and on the exhale share the word.
- One Minute Exploration – Place heads down on stacked fists and think about a time you felt strong and brave.