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peThere is a wealth of evidence to support the idea that yoga and meditation in a prison setting is helpful.

The Prison Phoenix Trust in the U.K have collaborated with Oxford University on two pieces of research around yoga and meditation in a prison setting. The first showed that a ten-week programme of yoga and meditation in a prison setting will reduce emotional distress and improve impulse control. The second showed that these effects are progressive, and the more the person practices, the stronger the effects will be. 

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH;

 U.S NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

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We also receive a huge amount of anecdotal evidence from people in prisons that yoga and meditation are working for them – helping them control their impulses, reduce stress and pain and develop an identity separate to their history of offending.

 

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