Population/Setting/Length: High School Ages, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: 2/3/16
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
Materials/Resources: Hoberman Sphere, Bell
- Discussion of the Brain – Fist, Palm ( Hippocampus ) – memory storage. Favorite childhood memory, worst childhood memory, how to get to school, all the steps and processes to do well on a math test stored here. Example about listening to directions in class when you are thinking about an event in the morning. Do you remember the directions? Thumb (amygdala) – emotional control center. What are some emotions? Happiness, joy, excitement, anger, fear, anxiety, stress, resentment…. Fingers (frontal lobe – prefrontal cortex) – decision maker. Girls frontal lobe development, boys frontal lobe development. Discussion about what happens in the brain when we are upset vs when we are calm.
- Teaching Belly Breathing – How do you feel? Relaxed, light headed, alert? Other feelings?
- Yoga Flow
- Guided Whole Body Relaxation – I Am Relaxed and Calm p. 76 Relax.calm
- Affirmations – I feel relaxed and calm. I can control my own behavior.
Instructor: Sarah Firkus
Goal: Teach Belly Breathing, Guided Relaxation to another class to supplement with unit on Stress and Stress management