Join Prison Yoga Project founder James Fox for a class at San Quentin State Prison! The Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery DVD contains a full one-hour asana session and a 7-minute introduction to yoga, filmed onsite by a cast and crew comprised entirely of prisoners. (Note: this video is intended to serve as a companion resource to the book Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery, which is provided to prisoners free of charge.)
The introductory asana practices on this DVD focus on the fundamentals of hatha yoga: i.e., mindful awareness, conscious breathing and vinyasa flow as meditational movement. The primary objective is to calm the mind and relieve the body of stress under chaotic and trauma-inducing living conditions. Although designed for use in prison, it is suitable as an introduction to yoga for anyone, male or female.
How you’re giving back: When you purchase A Path for Healing and Recovery, you’ll help to fund yoga resources and programming for men and women behind bars.