Talking About Yoga and Cancer Part 1: The Power of Listening

October 2, 2013    BY Karina Mirsky

Yoga makes the unconscious conscious and the unknown known, and it saved Karina’s life. Sitting on her meditation seat and listening deep within, she sensed a problem with her tonsils and knew they had to come out, even though her doctor was unconcerned. After she had her tonsils removed, they were found to be cancerous. When you sit on your meditation seat or yoga mat, take time to listen within, Karina advises. Yoga isn’t just about effort and doing.

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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... Read more>>


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