Yoga Behind Bars in Hawaii

Locked up for nearly half his adult life, Mark Kainuma found he could take control of his anger and quiet his racing mind through the ancient practice of yoga.

It’s a skill he has cultivated while incarcerated at Waiawa Correctional Facility.

The 46-year-old Pearl City native said yoga has given him a system of self-care and healing. He believes his commitment to bending and breathing will help him break his cycle of imprisonment and reoffending.

To read more of this article by Brittany Lyte for the Honolulu Civil Beat, click here!

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