Instructor:  Stephanie Swift

Community: Grades 4 – 6?, Classroom Setting – Music Room? – After School Enrichment

Plan Creation Date: April 27, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:

Props/Music Resources required: Anjali CD and CD player; Drum


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman – sitting “like kings and queens”; read a Grounding card; Student led 1 minute


  • Mountain – “Imagine you have roots growing into the ground. Place all 4 corners of your feet firmly on the ground. Feel the energy moving from your roots up through your body and up to the sky.”
  • Pulse Count
  • Wood Chopper – “stand firmly; use your strong voice from the deepest part of your belly.” Student led 2 minutes
  • Pulse Count
  • Arm Swings – 1 minute
  • Shoulder Clock – “breath into upper chest and spread your fingers” 4 minutes
  • Mat 20 – from Mountain to Mountain – student led 10 minutes
  • Eagle – “Imagine your eagle tallons holding firmly onto a branch before flight.”
  • Eagle on Cliff – 5 minutes


  • Forward Bend – 30 seconds
  • Cat/Cow – “come to all fours; firmly plant hands and knees into the mat.” 30 seconds
  • Child – “relax your neck, hips, and back. Allow your head to be heavy.” 30 seconds
  • Twist – 1 minute
  • Relaxation – “Imagine laying on the sand at the beach on a warm, sunny day. Imagine you and your friend are burying each other with sand…feel the weight of the sand.” 10 minutes

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