The yoga class offers a good form of exercise and it is another method for prison management to offer programming and reduce idleness in the facility. I wholeheartedly recommend yoga to others within the criminal justice system.
I am thrilled to see this yoga resource available – one that speaks to a population of women who can benefit tremendously from the practice of yoga. How wonderful that it has been written for incarcerated women, to give them the opportunity to begin this important healing process. This book creates that access for incarcerated women. Thank you, Kath, for making this possible!
I have witnessed first hand the positive impact yoga and meditation has. Finally, we have a book that facilitates yoga and meditation mindfulness for female prisoners. The research clearly shows most women in prison have suffered physical, sexual and/or emotional trauma. This book provides a template to combat prior trauma. I hope that institutions and women will incorporate this powerful and valuable resource.
The practice of yoga enables inmates to navigate the stress of incarceration, as well as the looming turmoil that awaits them upon release as they attempt to reassemble the components of their lives and find peace and prosperity.
Incarceration is for the most part a pressure cooker. Yoga is a valve that allows for relief of stress, physical and mental well-being and natural healing on several levels.