Cancer: The Importance of Self-Care
People with cancer feel selfish when they put their own needs first. Yet if we have cancer, caring for ourselves is exactly what we need to do. Karina suggests looking at our lives at all levels: Is our food nourishing? Are we gentle with ourselves, getting enough rest, and doing systematic relaxation and breathing? Do we give ourselves moments of happiness and relief? One of the gifts of cancer is learning how to listen to what we need and then respond.
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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... Read more>>