Before this mindful practice, make it clear to the kids that the running is on the spot.
“Bring your hands to your chest, allow your eyes to close. Can you feel your heartbeat? Can you feel your breath?”
“Now start running on the spot. Oma, oma, oma. Go faster, faster, faster…”
You can insert any vigorous exercise here. Keep going until everyone is a bit puffed.
“10 more seconds. 10, 9, 8.... And stop! Quick, stand still, and bring your hands to your chest again. Pay attention to your body. Can you feel your heartbeat? Can you feel your breath?” Give the students some time to notice sensations in the body.
“Was there a difference between the first time you listened to your body and the second time?” Share.
Optional, especially for young ones: “Let’s all take some slow breaths now to calm back down again.” You can lead them to keep their hands on their chest during this time.