Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yoga Pisses Off Convicts

I don't know how I missed this, but a few years ago, a Norwegian prison "suspended yoga classes for prisoners" because it "caused the inmates to become restive and violent."
"The reactions we received from the prisoners who participated in the classes were very varied, ranging from completely positive to completely negative," Mr Hagen reportedly wrote in a letter to the group. On the negative side, the yoga had provoked "strong reactions: agitation, aggression, irritability, trouble sleeping and mental confusion", he said.
Just imagine if they had to do yoga for an hour-and-a-half.