Plan Creation Date: February 10, 2009
Teacher: Beth Taylor
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Yoga Calm Principle/Goal: Strength
Stillness – Belly Breathing w/ Hoberman Sphere with a student leader (repeated two times counting to five and one time having the leader choose the length of breathe). Volcano breathe with a student leader (repeated three times; students will imagine the strength of the lava pushing out of the volcano).
Listening – Compliments for the leaders will be given.
Grounding – Roots and Upward Mt./Crescent Moon (students will imagine that they are strong superheroes shooting lasers from their fingertips).
Strength – Sun Salutation (middle section of Chair 15 to be done three times; students will be asked to continue to focus on their strength).
Community – Tree Circle and Tree Challenge (students will envision themselves as a band of superheroes working together to keep their enemies from causing them to lose their balance).
Stillness – Read “Hidden Heroes” from Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X. (this story helps students focus on emotional strength by feeling good about who they are).