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CNN has done an interesting piece on how yoga is helping inmates in a Mexico City prison. To watch the video, click here. One inmate says he is learning things, like yoga, that he would never have learned on the street. Prison officials agree: “If we just keep them here, just punishing them, they won’t leave here with a different spirit, another mentality. That would be a disservice to society.” I believe the inmates are singing a song that is typically sung at the end of a Kundalini class: “May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you. And the pure light within you, guide your way home.”
In the U.S., the SYDA Foundation, among others, has a prison project. Have you heard of or participated in others? Are the results positive and long-lasting?