The Hatha Yoga Pradipika tells us that the goal of yoga practice is to awaken kundalini shakti in our higher energy centers. Once accomplished, our full potential to be happy increases, and we become more aware of our life’s true purpose—we become a brighter light to others, and we become a more positive and powerful force for good in the world.
ABOUT Karina Mirsky Karina Mirsky is a certified ParaYoga teacher and the director of Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds a master’s degree in East/West Psychology and is an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at Antioch University Midwest. Karina draws on her experience as a performance artist, massage therapist, and cancer survivor to convey yoga as a therapeutic science and catalyst for personal transformation. In the March 2008 issue of Yoga Journal, she was featured as one of 21 teachers under the age of 40 shaping the future of yoga in America. Karina hosts teacher trainings and conducts private practice at Sangha Yoga, leads seminars in the USA and Canada, and holds annual retreats in Costa Rica.