Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery (Download - Institutional Usage)
Join Prison Yoga Project founder and director, James Fox, in his class in San Quentin Prison!
This video of a Prison Yoga Project class at San Quentin Prison was filmed by a crew of prisoners trained in videography and contains a one-hour asana practice and seven-minute introduction to yoga. The video is intended to be a companion to the book Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery.
The asana practice in this video is introductory, focusing on the fundamentals of hatha yoga: mindful awareness, conscious breathing, and meditative flows. The primary objective of this particular sequence is simple: 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.