RELAXATION - STANDING
An exercise to mentally focus the group. The standing version is shorter than the previous exercise.
Key words - Opening up and warm up exercise.
Purpose - Relaxing the body and preparing the psychophysical state of the participants for learning.
Description - Participants are standing in a circle. Their legs are slightly parted and their feet are parallel. Eyes are closed. Arms are hanging relaxed by the body. The trainer guides the relaxation process speaking very slowly and focusing participants’ attention and perceptions first on their shoulders and arms, then asking them to rock their body forward and backward and then to the right and the left. During the exercise, breathing must be slow and deep, eyes are closed. It is possible to use ambient music or do the exercises in complete silence; participants are asked to concentrate on the sounds heard in the room and the surrounding space.
Duration - From 5 to 7 minutes.