So What of the Law of Attraction

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My friend tells me that the Universe is already providing you with what you want by the time you ask the question.

When I met Michael Q Todd l469984823ast year, we talked about what we thought the LOA was about. He said it is about being Kind and Expecting stuff to be/occur. I said that I just Know and I am being of service.
We are quite close to each other’s interpretation.

All I know is that in early December 2015 I declared 2016 to be a year of Magic. I expected it, never gave it a second thought. I got everything that I expected and more.

It requires us to be aware when things happen that we asked for it. It rarely comes in a clear way and usually not where we expect it. There is a danger of us missing what we asked for because it isn’t…

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School Hols? – Ways to Balance Business, Breaks & Boredom

How do You Do Guilt?

Kids off for the hols? Are you balancing quality connection with your family alongside work, business and you time?

Some parents we spoke to said they felt ‘guilty‘ that they weren’t always going to be available for their kids 24/7.  So how do you do guilt?

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An Agile Easter Family Manifesto – ways to balance ‘Business, Breaks and Boredom’

You might like a copy of our free e-book ‘Ways to Balance Boredom, Business & Breaks, which includes guilty conversations, great tips & printables to help you create some realistic structure and routines during the holidays which you can adapt to suit

Why not pin our free Agile Routine to your fridge too – choices for dealing with screen time, snacks, boredom, housework, meals, bedtime and more.

Hop over and like our page  and message me for your free Family Easter Manifesto!  Jane

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How I Use Yoga at Home with My Family

My yoga obsession started when I was 20, I could do it anytime anyplace any mat.  Yoga helped me through exams, interviews, travel adventures, relationships, conceptions, pregnancy, childbirth and so much more.  It’s been a lifelong body, mind and spirit companion.

Below are the ways I’ve weaved it into my family life since my son was born 12 years ago. My intention is that it gives you some ideas and confidence to try it at home too.

Family Yoga

Would you like to have time during the week for yoga with your children, a time to connect, play, laugh, stretch, relax learn from each other and grow?  Perhaps you are finding it tricky to find a class and time to suit.  Practising yoga at home with your family is really quite simple and you don’t even need a mat.

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Post Natal Yoga

When my children were babies/toddlers I used to plug in a ‘Yoga for Post Natal Vitality‘ DVD with Wendy Teasdil and do a little here and there with them crawling over me amongst the nappies and changing mats. I figured they would just get used to the idea that ‘Mum’ did yoga and what it was. I don’t think there was so much online yoga around 10 years ago, now there is an abundance.  It wasn’t always so relaxing,  however it got me moving, helped my pelvic floor and I always felt better after.

Yoga for Kids

As they grew, they often used to ask for this rather ackward yet fun happy clappy SunDance clip, and go around singing it. There’s other videos out there to choose from including the onesie lady from Cosmic Kids. You can join in too and extend and adapt the moves to suit you and have a yoga workout alongside your children.

If you google ‘yoga for kids posters’ there’s loads you can print off like the one below. Have fun working through them and then you can make up your own stories, rhymes, games and moves. There aren’t any rules, you don’t have to stick to the names nobody is going to be judging or marking you. There’s also lots of yoga for kids books online and cards you could use if you wanted to take it further, but I don’t recommend spending as they will come up with plenty of ideas and there’s lots of free yoga support about.

When  you read a story book, have fun creating yoga poses from it and acting out the story.

How Long Should Yoga Take – Family Flow

There is no should, sometimes just 2 to 5 minutes of gentle breath work or holding a downward facing dog pose, can be enough to change a state.  What is your intention for doing it as this moment as a family – calm, joy, playfulness, energy, sleep?   if you are using online yoga choose a length that intuitively suits you.  if you are sharing yoga moves together and making them up just go with the family flow.

Yoga Begins in Savasanah

At the end of your yoga session, it is important to  rest in savasanah – as yoga begins in this pose! It’s not easy for children to be still, however it’s good to model how you do it, you can always play sleeping lions as an introduction. If you’ve had an energetic practice savasanah restores balance to the central nervous system, omitting it from our practice can leave us a little wired rather than relaxed, same for the kids.  If you enjoy sewing, then you might enjoy making lavendar pillows to place over your eyes at the end of your practice.

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Yoga with Older Children

My children are now 12 and 10 and they do sometimes join in with me, what I have noticed is that my son he is very keen on fitness, and he will often do his press ups alongside my yoga practice.    It’s there if the children want it and I know it’s had/having a positive impact on them.  As they are older I’m not so restricted and get out more, if I can’t schedule in a class for myself at the leisure centre, then I’ll use this  fantastic online yoga platform which I subscribe too, there’s a few kids and teenagers classes on here as well – online yoga classes

Would love to know what works best for you and what resources you use, please do comment below.

Happy Family Yoga!

Jane Tyson

Can We Encourage Our Kids to Be More Responsible?

Kids spending too much time on screens, overloaded with homework, stressed out over friendships, ignoring your requests to help out around the house repeatedly?

We Can Kids
These Monday sessions will provide fresh air, fun and opportunities to explore ways they can take more ‘responsibility’ for themselves.

For Kids of all ages –

Nature Walks
Games
Art
Yoga
Mindset
Relaxation

Sutherland Park Grounds, Guildford

Mondays 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Plus Tuesday 4th April 2017 10am – 12am

Mum, Primary School Teacher, Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids, Parenting Support, IamBe Practitioner

Jane Tyson

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A Random Diablog

Laughter, Play and Poetry

I am an IamBic Master Practitioner –  IamBe was the goddess of Laughter, Play and Rhyme,  I’ve written about her before here. My Communication and Connection Model is based on these principles with metaphorical flashing!  For may years I have explored the benefits of  ‘play’ in both little and big people and most mornings I set an intention to be playful and to not sweat the small stuff.

This week, I found a vintage red suitcase in a skip, I’m often on the look out for them,  it was a bit rusty and tired but it was perfect for my random lifestyle.  Inside were a few vintage books including  ‘Indoor & Community Games‘ by Sid G Hedges 1943, an exciting find (do I need to get out more?)

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Connection & Communication Through Play

Since the introduction of the PS4 games console in the house, there has been a lot of falling out over fair usage, screen time – ‘it’s so unfair our friends get to play on it all night’ and when they do come off there’s noticeable irritability and stress and this coupled with a hormonal pre-teen. Later today, when my husband returns we are having our weekly family meeting about the best way forward with these frustrations.

The kids and I have been having a lot of fun reading the book and playing some of the simple games. They have relaxed and connection and communication has been restored. They’ve just walked to Sainsburys together too, hopefully they will sustain this friendship on their adventure and not part company in the frozen ailse.

Enjoy these Games 

Here are a couple of the simple games we’ve explored and enjoyed –

Giant Sneeze 

Split into 3 teams and appoint these 3 names – Hishy, Hashy, Hoshy
Count to 3 and then call out the name assigned to the person or team in unison and loudly to create a giant sneeze!

Laughing Game – Rollicking Fun! 

‘Someone of merry disposition is chosen to lead the game and sits in the middle of the room. He tosses up a handkerchief and immediately breaks into a rollicking laugh. Everyone else must laugh too, and the laughing must continue as long as the handkerchief is in the air. But the instant that it touches the floor every face must become stern again, and anyone who shows even the slightest trace of a smile is compelled to drop out of the game. The handkerchief is then thrown up a fresh and the game goes on until all the players have been disqualified’ 

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I love this smelly old random book, it’s going to continue to be played with.

Jane x

It’s free to join our meet up group, come and play!
See also my Twitter video about this – @JaneTyson

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Lost Connection

A Random Diablog – Family Connection

Cast your thoughts back to your day.

When during the day did you fully engage and connect with your child(ren)?

Just Got To Finish This… 

Like all kids, my kids are busy, they play out with other kids, watch TV, get absorbed in a book or nerf game, or quite often are on their screens for their ‘screen time‘. When they take a break from what they are doing, chances are we are distracted on a screen too or absorbed by a household task, or our minds are elsewhere. The children might strike up a conversation or want to show us something and we often say ‘oh just a sec, just finishing this’ or we listen but our attention isn’t quite there. 

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Then when we are in the zone to sit and talk they aren’t,  the opportunity is lost and they are off distracted too!

Look for Opportunities to Connect

Notice when opportunities to connect offline arise and when they do, stop and be fully present to what they are saying and doing and immerse yourself in the experience.  This could be a valuable moment for you to connect together and it’s on their time – even better that the conversation starts with them.

Why Connection is Important

When we connect to ourselves, we are in the right space to connect to others.  I wrote about this earlier in the week how can we be when we are so busy doingWe slow down and teach our kids to do the same, and when we connect with them it makes them feel noticed and valued and the mood in the home can change considerably.

We can even tell our children what we are doing.

A Parenting & Kids Model for Behavioural Transformation

You might know a parent who’d like to come along to this rather unique & unusual parenting workshop –

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For a full list of our meet ups click here 
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Screens Dividing, Parents Siding, Kids Stressed & Colliding?

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Kids Stressed & Colliding?

Tired of nagging, shouting, falling out, blaming, feeling exhausted and even at times feeling like a parenting failure?

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Join our workshop – “Family Connection – The Be Say Do Have MethodⒸ” 

Want to learn simple ways to communicate and connect as a family? 

Join Jane  and Aypee 

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