Instructor: Abbie Rexroad
Community: Preschool Ages, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: January 20, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
- Volcano Breath – Lead the children through volcano breath with a child volunteer. Talk about how big and strong volcanoes are. Ask what other things/people are strong. Take 3 breaths.
- Volcano Breath – with a wish – send a wish to someone who needs strength.
- Warrior – Stand in warrior pose and repeat these phrases on each side – I am strong, I am in control, I can do it, I am responsible.
- Chair Pose – Place feet together and bring your hands out for balance as you pretend to sit in a chair with your bottom. Talk about the strength of a chair to support our weight.
- Plank – Lay on your bellies in a push-up position. Push up on your hands and toes and make your body straight like a board. Take slow, strong breaths while holding this position. (Count aloud to 5 while balancing in this pose)
- Superman Pose – lower down to your belly and place your hands by your side in a “T” position. Think about your favorite superhero and why they are strong. What superhero would you like to be? What super power would you like to have? Raise hands and feet up like you are soaring through the sky. Feel the strength in your bodies as you are flying.
- Archetype Game – Have children walk around the room to the drum beat, and freeze in a different superhero position, or strong animal, or person.
- Strong Voice Activity – (pg. 122) Ask children to lay on their backs with their eyes closed. Read the strong voice worksheet and ask them to think about their answers. Give them a chance to share at the end if they wish. Allow them to draw a picture of themselves feeling strong at the end.