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Yoga Is Not Only Popular with Texas Prisoners, It’s Helping

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Yoga seems to be the answer of relaxation for a stressed-out public and prisoners in Texas are learning it works for them too. Volunteer yoga instructors are teaching prisoners at the Travis County Correctional Complex near Austin. The classes, offered for both men and women, are becoming so popular there’s even a waiting list.

Experts say yoga helps break cycles of addiction, affecting a lot of those imprisoned. The practice of yoga seems to be spreading in areas where people are in desperate situations. In an article at Livingyogadallas.com Chelsea Roff is named as one of the leading instructors in yoga who has started Studio to Streets, teaching at juvenile detention centers and homeless shelters.

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