Students learn to move with head held high and eyes looking forward—improving balance and increasing speed.
Fun, silly-seeming exercises to help young runners relax their facial muscles and in turn, relax their running.
|Objective and overview:||Face Relaxation helps students learn to relax their jaw and face muscles, and teaches them that relaxed muscles are better to run with than tensed muscles.|
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required:||10 minutes|
Watch Face Relaxation below to learn the keys to implementing this activity.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed Face Relaxation, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
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