Could Yoga Save Prisoners From a Life of Crime?

New research shows the meditative exercise improves mental health, reduces stress and can prevent reoffending.

Locked up in a tiny cell in Wayland prison, in Norfolk, detoxing from heroin and methadone, Mike Smith found that bending and breathing his way through a yoga meditation could give him up to three hours without any withdrawal symptoms – even with other inmates hammering on the door yelling “You’re mental” at him.

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