Instructor: Loretta Steckelberg
Plan Creation Date: July 14, 2011
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength
Materials needed: Yoga Calm Posters, Mats, Mindful Moments Cards, pinwheel
Hoberman Sphere: Student-led
Read Mindful Moments. Remember a time when you had a test and you were worried about passing but you did a great job? What helped you stay focused? What words can you say to yourself when you are worried?
Pinwheel Breath: Have students think of an “I can” statement they can repeat as they exhale/inhale.
Downward Dog: Students can feel strong and grounded to the earth and centered in their body, repeat “I can” statements along with Yoga Calm Ground Rules.
Table: Move into all fours, check for alignment, feel strength in their limbs and the support provided.
Cat/Cow: Have students inhale and exhale in cat/cow, pointing out how their backs allow for strength and flexibility, which is helpful in test-taking.
Alternate Arm/Leg or Superman: Students can begin with one arm moving and build to opposing leg/arm (reinforcing their strength and abilities) or superman, which allows for all limbs to be activated and feel strong.
Child’s Pose: Students can repeat their “I can” statement and imagine themselves taking their test and handling it with ease.
Guided imagery story from Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X. or Therapeutic Stories for emotional growth related to test taking.