Yoga Sparks – 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less

Yoga Sparks
246 Pages
ISBN 978-1-60882-700-8

Have a minute? In sixty seconds--or even less--you can practice yoga and gain significant and lasting benefits. This book is filled with quick, simple "micro practices" designed to help you integrate powerful yogic teachings into your daily life. And they are accessible to virtually anyone--regardless of age or fitness level. If you can breathe, you can do Yoga Sparks.

As a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine, who has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years, I compiled these "sparks" after observing the practices that were most helpful to my students and myself. Some Yoga Sparks primarily impact your muscles and bones, others address behaviors and breathing, and still others center on your thoughts and attitudes.

Over time, these micro practices can have major effects--relieving pain and stress, stretching and strengthening your body, calming your mind, and and lifting your spirits. And because they’ are so easy simple, quick and concise, you can fit them into activities you’re already doing, —such as showering, cooking, driving, and or surfing the Internet—to help cultivate ease, joy, and well-being.

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT

About Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT (Chapel Hill, North Carolina Author)

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she offers classes, private sessions, and workshops for people with health challenges. An award-winning journalist, Carol served as founding editor of The Washington Post’s Health Section and is the author of several books including “Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less” and “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain.”

She is co-director, with Kimberly Carson, of the Integrative Yoga for Seniors Teacher Trainings, designed to help yoga teachers work safely and effectively with older adults. Their new book is "Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief." For more information, please visit: and