Population/Setting/Length: Middle School Ages, School Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2017

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Calm

  • Belly Breathing – in chair
  • Pulse Count – what did they notice about their pulse? What does that tell them about bell breathing and its effect on the body?

Activate

  • Alternate Arm/Leg Kicks – come to floor and stretch out arm and opposite leg. Repeat several times. If group is familiar with activity, have a student lead.
  • Dolphin – repeat 4x, saying to self, “I am strong and in control.”
  • Boat – Flip over and sit on mat.  Bend knees to chest, grab backs of thighs and balance on “sit bones.”
  • Forward Bend – Stand and move to forward bend, chair available if needed.  Ask students to tune inward – What is their inner wisdom telling them right now?
  • Strong Voice – Have students lie on floor or sit in chair with eyes closed, whichever feels most comfortable to them (whichever honors treating himself/herself like a king or queen).  Read sentences on strong voice. Once complete, give time to write out answers. Ask for volunteers to share their responses.

Calm

  • Deep Breathing – either lying down or sitting in chair. What do you need today? Where do you need love in your body? Send strength and love to that area.
  • Relaxation – Mindful moment card on Grounding.

Instructor:  Erin Bartlett

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