Find Your Yeti Body
Updated: Jan 31, 2019
At the beginning of each Mind Yeti session, you’ll hear the audio guide ask kids to “…find your Yeti body.” But what does this mean, exactly? How are kids supposed to do it? And how can you, as an adult Yeti guide, help when your kids get stuck?
There are really only three things a child needs to do to find his or her Yeti body:
Sit up straight
Put their feet on the floor or cross their legs
Place their hands on their legs
That’s all there is to it! Kids can choose to close their eyes as well, if they like, but they should only do this if it helps them focus on the session.
There are no hard-and-fast rules about Yeti bodies. Every Yeti body is different. You can find your Yeti body when you're sitting in a chair, on the floor, or even when you’re standing. The main thing is to focus on whether or not you're comfortable, still, and focused. If you’re fidgeting or uncomfortable, try your best to settle into the session.
Keep in mind that the best way to help kids find their Yeti bodies is to model how you find yours. Find a place where you can be still and focus on your breath. Feel your feet or legs on the floor. Don’t be afraid to close your eyes; your children will decide whether or not to follow your lead. It might feel risky or even vulnerable to let go and find your center in front of children, but remember that your body language and behavior will do more to set the tone for the session than any verbal direction you could give.
And if you need to, you can always sneak a quick peek during the session to check that everyone is still engaged.