Prison yoga – a life-changing opportunity for prisoners in Thailand

Many studies on prisoners’ dignity rehabilitation have shown that the prisoners doing yoga are in very good physical and mental health. Prison life is defined as limited, dull and even painful. For prisoners, the passage of time in prison seemed to be much slower than outside.

But things have changed at some prisons in Thailand. The female prisoners here said that stretching and flexing the carpet were the only moments that made them feel most free.

Sometimes, some prisons in Thailand are fortunate to be visited by volunteer campaigns. Volunteers organize re-education activities for prisoners, including: handmade arts, furniture making.

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Many studies on prisoners’ dignity recovery have shown that inmates who are practicing yoga have very good physical and mental health.Zing.vn translated an article from AsiaOne that mentioned a human rehabilitation program products for prisoners in Thailand through the practice of yoga and the positive effects it has.
Prison life is defined as limited, dull and even painful. For prisoners, the passage of time in prison seemed to be much slower than outside. One of the reasons is because they have nothing to “kill time”.

But things have changed at some prisons in Thailand. Inmates here say that stretching and flexing the carpet are the only moments that make them feel free and “live” the most.

Sometimes, some prisons in Thailand are fortunate to be visited by volunteer campaigns. Volunteers organize reorganization activities for prisoners, including: handmade arts, wickerwork, furniture making, Buddha statues,..

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The products that prisoners make earn money when sold outside. Recently, yoga has become one of the activities that appear in volunteer programs that support this type of rehabilitation.

The project was first introduced in 2011 at Ratchaburi Central Prison before being extended to other prisons. Thirawan is also planning to start a yoga practice project for men in prisons. After more than 8 years of running her yoga program, Thirawan is determined to continue and expand this activity.

Previously, Thirawan had suffered from severe stress, continuous insomnia for a long time due to overwork. Later, she studied yoga from an Indian trainer and her mental and physical health improved greatly.

TVP