New meaning to “joint mobility”: Yoga in prison

May 8th, 2011  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

Prisoners are famed for their low-tech and bodyweight-style workouts. Now, it seems, a yoga program is also showing benefits.

“Yoga helped me to be more present in the moment and observe what came up. The insights that this gave me helped me to move on from that paralyzing state of guilt. It helped me to understand myself better. Before, I had not really dealt with the anger inside of me and had no tools to handle my emotions. I don’t mean in any way to diminish accountability for what I’ve done: I’m the one who made all the decisions in my life – including stabbing an innocent man – I don’t use any of the understanding I’ve gained to deflect responsibility for what I’ve done.”

Check out the full article – great photos.

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  1. Sharon says:

    May 9th, 2011at 12:30 pm(#)

    Wow. Thanks for that. You just made my day a whole lot brighter.


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