Inmates are stretching in unison behind bars? Kids have the patience for deep breathing and stillness? You bet! Yoga isn’t just for adults looking for a healthy way to unwind, ground themselves, or connect with spirituality.
Yoga Behind Bars is a Seattle nonprofit organization in support of yoga instruction at King County jail. It’s been taught there for five years
“with the intention of rehabilitation and reducing recidivism,” Seattle Weekly reported. The demand for the classes is skyrocketing!
As for the youngens, Florida kids hit the mats weekly on Marco Island at Hands on Yoga Studio.
“Relaxation was really difficult for the kids at first because it was hard for them to sit still, but now, the kids can relax for a whole two minutes,” ZWire reported. The founder, Peggy Totten, sees a lot of benefit in starting young. “If you start earlier, you start respecting your body and noticing what you put into it.”
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Published: Nov 8, 2007 • References: yogabehindbars