• just let yourself "be" for five minutes - or as long as you can
  • practice mindfulness for at least five minutes every morning
  • wake up fifteen minutes early for a spiritual practice
  • spend at least twenty minutes a day outside in the fresh air
  • meditate at least twenty minutes; progress to sixty minutes
  • use five free minutes to start a project
  • take a few minutes each week to write a heartfelt letter
  • spend fifteen minutes each day doing something you really enjoy
  • spend 20 to 30 minutes a day preparing food
  • use twenty minutes to think or relax
  • do squats (also called Crow Pose), extending your arms in front, hands clasped; hold for one to three minutes
  • wait out a craving for at least ten minutes
  • always take ten extra minutes to do something right
  • write for ten minutes per day about what you have learned from a negative experience
  • for ten minutes, jot down your thoughts and associations as they occur
  • take a "brain break" of ten minutes every hour
  • take a few minutes at the end of your working day to close your eyes and find your inner peace
  • do three to eleven minutes of alternate leg lifts, lying flat on your back, for strength
  • have thirty minutes or so of unstructured time every day to do something new
  • celebrate a friend's fifteen minutes of fame
  • wake up ten minutes before the rest of the family to practice some yoga
  • lying on your back, do the Stretch Pose - raise your head, hands, and heels six inches off the ground and begin the breath of fire; do this for one to three minutes for the third chakra
  • in a cross-legged position (Easy Pose), stretch your arms straight up and move them back and forth 6 to 9 inches for four minutes to balance the brain's hemispheres (the seventh chakra)
  • try a meditation for breaking habits: sit cross-legged with thumbs firmly pressing your temples, lock the molars together and release (like biting down) for 5 to 7 minutes
  • stop every few minutes while eating and check how full you feel
  • before you get out of bed each morning, take five minutes to listen, see, smell, breathe, observe
  • steal a few minutes alone in the morning to sit with your private plans, thoughts, feelings
  • spend fifteen minutes a day learning a foreign language you have always wanted to learn
  • try palming; cupping your palms over your eyes two to three times a day for fifteen minutes to enhance your vision
  • sit on your heels with knees and feet together for ten minutes after a meal to aid digestion
  • pause for five minutes to pet a purring cat
  • resolve for five minutes to let your mind appear as a blank screen and watch for thoughts
  • consciously direct your breathing to each of the seven chakras, spending two minutes at each energy center
  • sit with your legs crossed, arms out like wings, and flap your wrists/hands rapidly for three minutes (for the sixth chakra)
  • end every yoga session with a few minutes of complete, total relaxation

Instant Karma is a universe of things a reader can do, right now, to cultivate good karma. And, like pennies going into a piggy bank, each is a seemingly little thing - but feed the bank day after day and feel it grow richer and happier.