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Early release for Indian prisoners who do Yoga


Yoga for Prisoners

Prisoners in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh  who attend Yoga classes will be freed early because it is believed that the Yoga practice improves self-control and lessens aggression according to New Delhi AFP yesterday.

Yoga Controls Anger

For every three months spent doing Hatha Yoga a prisoner will get 15 days off their sentence, said the inspector general of prisons.
"Yoga is good for maintaining fitness, calming the behaviour, controlling anger and reducing stress," said Sanjay Mane.
"When a prisoner attends yoga sessions and fulfils some other conditions, he will be considered for a remission if his jail superintendent recommends his case."

Pilot Programme

Apparently 400 prisoners are in the pilot programme at Gwalior city jail.

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Wednesday April 21, '10 at 09:32 AM

Swami Atma

A number of such experiments were done worldwide.

It seems to be a very good application of yoga and yet it does not seem to gain much ground yet.

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