Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yoga Sparks

108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less

Carol Krucoff

Given the popularity of yoga in this day and age, you probably know about the benefits it can have on both the mind and body. An increase in positive mood, a decrease in stress, better sleep, and fewer aches and pains are just a few. Maybe you’ve been busy, and have been meaning to try it—or maybe you have tried it but still find it difficult to fit into your schedule.

The most common excuse people give for not exercising is that they have no time. Between work, family, school, and social obligations, many of us are overbooked and scrambling to get things done in our daily lives. But what if there were quick, easy yoga exercises that could be integrated into your daily routine?

Yoga Sparks offers 108 quick, practical, and accessible yoga exercises that you can practice anytime, anywhere—no matter how busy or stressful your schedule. In this book, you will learn how yoga in “bite-size” pieces can become a healthy habit that can relieve emotional stress, increase your physical strength and flexibility, and help you to lead a happier, healthier life.

Whether practicing relaxed breathing while in traffic, sitting with proper alignment while working at your computer, or even balancing on one leg while waiting in line, the step-by-step, breath-by-breath practices in this book will help you bring the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga practice into your daily life (from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

I always tell people that yoga is more than funny looking poses that twist you into a pretzel. This book is a good example of all the different aspects that make up a yoga practice: various breathing exercises, simple postures, meditation.

I liked how this was presented in simple, short chapters. The chapters are organized by different setting: at work, at home, etc. I think the author has written a very useful, easily understood book. She did a good job explaining the benefits of each practice along with simple instructions on proper form and technique. I can see me using this book on a regular basis.

Thank you to New Harbinger Publications, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

Publish date: August 1, 2013

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