Sunday, September 16, 2012

Prison Yoga Project

Heard in this video:
"A challenging yoga class involves self control and self discipline and developing impulse control; not reacting when you'e in a difficult pose by getting out of the pose right away; staying with the breath and breathing through the difficult moments of a yoga practice; learning how important the breath is in calming the mind and calming the body."

Everything else heard in this video is also worth hearing.

The question is: "Upon release from prison, what kind of person do you want returning to your community?"

Some startling statistics this video provides are: 

  • One in every 31 American adults are incarcerated. 
  • The U.S. has 4% of world population and 25% of all people in prison. 
  • 7 in 10 California inmates end up back in prison within three years of release.

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