Sleeping in Savasana

My yoga journey

Early release for yogi prisoner

on December 4, 2015

A prison in Western India has started a pilot programme to give early release for prisoners who complete their yoga programme. The maximum time that they can get their sentence reduced by is 3 months. The course involves written exams and I don’t think that it’ll be that many prisoners that will be released that early because of it.

I know that in the UK there have been programs of teaching yoga to prisoners and to encourage them to have different ways of dealing with stress. I think that more prisoners should be given the option of doing yoga or other mindfulness. It helps in times of great stress and I imagine that it would help both with coping with the stress of prison and then of re-integrating with society afterwards.

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