Prison Yoga

Abstract:
The aim of the article is to present arguments in support of the practice of yoga among prison populations as a suitable therapeutic activity with rehabilitative potential that could widen the range of activities offered to prison inmates. The article focuses on the concept of trauma-sensitive yoga and its benefits for mental health and emotional regulation, rooted in a wealth of international research. The practice of prison yoga constitutes a restorative approach to offenders and is therefore considered to be a potential restorative trauma-informed approach to prison inmates.

Keywords:
trauma-sensitive yoga; prison yoga; restorative justice

Authors:
Tereza Dleštíková

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