Instructor: Nicole Amuzu
Plan Creation Date: May 30, 2011
Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
- Belly Breathing: With the Hoberman Sphere; give me 10 deep breaths. Close your eyes and use all of your senses to feel the stillness for 30 seconds.
- Child: Move into child pose and notice how still and calm our bodies can be in this pose. Focus on how quiet it is and how relaxed you feel.
- Downward Dog: From Child Pose move into Downward dog. Point your fingers straight and activate your fingers. Press down through the four corners of the hands and feet. Try to stay as still as you can and notice how strong your body is in this hold as your body eases into the pose.
- Forward Bend: From Downward Dog walk your legs up to a Forward Bend. Bend at the hips and let your arms, head and spine flow down like a waterfall cascading into a still lake.
- Dancer: Come up to dancer and close your eyes. Feel the stillness in the room and imagine yourself as a tree, rock or mountain. Focus on how still and strong you are.
- Activate/Relax Walk: During this activity I want you to focus on how still you are when I tell you to activate your body. What do you hear around you, how does your body feel? We’ll talk briefly as a group about your experience.
- Ask students to be completely still for 30 seconds. Imagine you’re sitting in a quiet forest observing all of the beauty around you. All of a sudden you see a squirrel looking for food right next to you but you have to stay still so it won’t run away. Look at it and enjoy this scene then watch it walk away.