Instructor: Julie Reyes
Community: Classroom Setting??, Ages??
Plan Creation Date: November 24, 2009
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
- Belly Breathing – lying down, spraying fairy dust, and practicing stillness for 30-60 seconds
- Pulse Count – noticing and feeling the strength of your heart beat
- Read a Mindful Moment card – “Imagine that in the future you can do something very well. Maybe you skateboard, dance or play basketball. Picture yourself feeling strong and confident doing this activity.”
- Sitting up, one student leads Hoberman Sphere while another student counts.
- First section of Mat 20 – leg extensions/foot circles; Rock and Roll into Boat—holding and counting down together from 5 to 1. Rock and Roll into Boat—holding and counting down together from 10 to 1 with encouraging words like, “I am strong. I am confident. I can do it.”
- Alternate Arm/Leg Kicks – walking like a strong 4-legged animal
- Rest in Child’s Pose after the long walk
- Sun Salutations – with a student leader holding poses for a 5 count.
- Ask for a volunteer that is feeling very strong in their body and mind to lead Down Dog, Plank, Down Dog 3x
- Ask for another volunteer to lead Dolphin, Dolphin push-ups, Dolphin 3x
- Rest in Child’s Pose
- Cobra – holding for 5 of teacher’s breaths
- Bow – optional
- Child’s Pose
- Strong Voice/Worksheet
- Read a Mindful Moment card from Strength – “Remember a time when you stood up for yourself or someone else. Where were you, and what did you stand up for? Think of the things in your life that are important to you and how you stand up for your beliefs.”
- Discussion about your Strong Voice and how we can use it, both in positive and negative ways, and how we can avoid using it negatively.
- Read “Pillar of Strength” from Ready, Set, R.E.L.A.X by Jeffrey S. Allen, M.Ed. and Roger J. Klein, Psy.D.