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An Archive of Meditations – The Purple Almond Year in Review

Since it’s a federal holiday here in the USA, I decided to take the day off from both blogging and school. I still wanted to posts something, so it’s a repost day here at The Purple Almond.

Here is a repost of my Meditation Monday year end review from December. I couldn’t decide which article to repost today, so I decided to post this one, which posts all of them, up until December. Do you have a favorite? For me, it’s the grounding meditations as well as the walking and EFT tapping.


I began my Meditation Monday blog series on December 19, 2016. One year on, I have covered the gambit of meditation and relaxation techniques. I began with Yoga, and have included everything from Qi Gong to chair yoga and candle gazing to stone stacking. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, or hate to exercise (like me!) there’s something for everyone.

Many of you may wonder why I focus so heavily on meditation and motivation, despite being a nutrition site. As someone who is studying holistic nutrition, I learned early on that food is only part of the equation when it comes to complete, whole body health. A body under constant stress is an unhealthy body, even if you eat in a super healthy way. Yes, all of that healthy food does help, but the stress still takes a toll on you. That’s why I include so many meditation and motivational posts on my blog.

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In fact, I feel that dealing with stress is so important, my very first blog post, from over a year ago, was devoted to dealing with anger:

Do You Hold Onto Your Anger?

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Here are just a few physical effects stress has on your body:

  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased risk for a heart attack
  • Lower bone
  • Joint pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable bowel
  • Lower sex drive
  • Comprised immune system

So below is a list of 23 of my Meditation Monday posts from this past year, beginning with my first YOGA post, from December 19, 2016. I hope you can find something on this list to help you relieve stress over this holiday season, and through out the new year.

The Benefits of Yoga with 30 Minute Restorative Yoga and Meditation video



Letting Go Of Yesterday Guided Meditation


Qi Gong –

7 minutes of Magic for Health


Guide to walking Meditation


Simple Meditation led by Jeffrey Zlotnik – Founder of The Meditation Initiative


Meditation for Beginners:

The Ultimate Guide 


The Butterfly – Kids Meditation


40 Ways to Relax

in 5 Minutes or Less


6 Guided Meditation Videos

for Anxiety and Fear


A Mindful Eating Meditation

to Manage Food Cravings

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Stone Stacking


Grounding Meditation (AKA: Earthing) with Free Guidebook


Tapping-The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)


EFT Tapping for Self-Love


Candle Gazing


Deepak Chopra’s Top 8 Meditation Tips


Partner Yoga for Relaxation


Guided Imagery


Foot Soaking Meditation


Yoga for Mental Health


20-Minute HIIT Yoga Flow for Stress


Chair Yoga


A Quick Guide to Yin Yoga


About Tamara Hoerner (964 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

5 Comments on An Archive of Meditations – The Purple Almond Year in Review

  1. This is incredible! Thanks for post. Will share with my friend who is looking for great meditation videos. xx

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