Instructor: Jennifer Johnson
Community: Pre-school Ages, Community Library Story Hour, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: October 27, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
- Belly Breathing – Hoberman Sphere Breath seeing how still we can be—leader, then student led chosen by who is the most still. Compliment on noticing stillness in one another—can be in voice, body, etc.
- Child’s Pose – as pretending to be Seeds—breathe in deep and lower down as breathe out into Child’s pose.
- Chair—students rise up into Chair, notice how strong they are to be still here. What does it take to be still and strong at the same time? Breathe, Activate, Expand up into the next pose—Tree.
- Tree—Students feel the four corners of their feet, their roots growing down, being held in the earth. At the same time, they are reaching for the sun, reaching up from a place of roots and groundedness, they can feel flexible in the weather, the wind, as things change around them.
- Community Tree—When we are all still, grounded and supporting one another, we can count on one another to help us as we grow—reaching down with our roots and up with our branches. Feel as the wind picks up and blows our leaves, sway together and then return to being so still.
- Relaxation – Falling like leaves, we rest on our backs in stillness. Guided imagery on falling from our branches, landing softly and taking in our surroundings from a place of being so still. What do we hear, see, feel, smell, taste? Let ourselves rest in stillness for 30 sec-1min.
- Read Book – “A Tree is Nice”
- Look at and feel different seeds, see what they grow into.
- Share a snack of an apple and see the star around the seeds when cut in half.