How to do Sleep Yoga for Deeper Sleep and Help Insomnia

Did you know that 7%-19% of US adults aren’t getting enough sleep? Why is sleep so important? People who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as a weakened immune system. Lack of sleep can also cause moodiness, clumsiness and lack of… Read More

How to do Laughter Yoga

PROJECT STRESS RELIEF: You really can’t go wrong with this one. After all, who doesn’t want the benefits of running….WITHOUT HAVING TO RUN? Read More

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… Read More

Yoga for kids: A walk through the garden

As of 2013, it is estimated that approximately 129 million children worldwide have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (2) The mind-body connection so prevalent in Yoga can have a beneficial impact on individuals with ADHD. Some benefits of yoga for individual with ADHD include: (3) • Decreased Fidgeting • Connection between body, mind and spirit… Read More

A Quick Guide to Yin Yoga ~ 3 routines to Stretch, Flex and Relax

If you’re like me, you’d love to meditate and do yoga each day, but don’t have the time. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE doing yoga. It’s one of the few types of exercise that I thoroughly enjoy. (I’ve never been real big on fitness) Doing yoga and meditation has become a form of guilty pleasure for me,… Read More

Meditation Monday: Chair Yoga

The benefits of yoga are many and well known. But, when you think of yoga, you most likely think of someone in workout clothes, standing or lying on a yoga mat, doing different poses of varying difficulty. I personally LOVE yoga, but often have difficulty finding time to work it into my busy schedule. I’m… Read More

20-Minute HIIT Yoga Flow for Stress | Shape Magazine

Good morning everyone. I originally posted this article in December, 2016. I decided to repost it after another wonderful article was brought to my attention. BestForTheKids is a site dedicated to finding the best products for children. On their blog, they’ve included an article about Yoga for Children. We all know that Yoga is a… Read More

Meditation Monday: Yoga for Mental Health

It is a well known fact that exercise is beneficial for stress relief, anxiety and  depression, but yoga is one of the best. Yoga combines strength and flexibility exercises with meditation and relaxation…a winning combination if you’re fighting depression or anxiety. 5 Reasons to use Yoga for Mental Health (1) Yoga slows down breathing and… Read More