Instructor: Loretta Steckelberg

Community: ???

Plan Creation Date: July 14, 2011

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:

Materials needed: Yoga Calm Posters, Mats, Earth Poem, pinwheel


Hoberman Sphere: Student-led.

Have students think about earth and the natural world…ask them to identify images in nature that are part of the earth. 


Volcano: State I am a volcano imagining your breath rising from deep in the earth (do five times).

Mountain: State I am a mountain standing still with your feet grounded (five breath counts).

Upward Mountain: Move into without statement.

Crescent Moon: State I am the moon gently moving from side to side, holding the moon in hands (five breath counts).

Star: State I am a star activating and spreading feet wide and arms out (five breath counts).

Tree: State I am a tree moving into tree pose (five breath counts).

Pinwheel Breath: State I am wind blowing the branches on the tree; challenge for the breath to be slow and steady/fast and furious.


Have students draw a picture of these images, asking them to reflect on what it felt like to be a specific part of the earth.

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