“In jail, everything about life is predetermined; everything from meals to showers to calls home. The men have limited choices and no freedom. But during yoga, they’re able to move with agency. They choose to stay or not stay in a pose, they pick if they want their arms on their hips or above their head, and they decide if they want to start a move on the right or left leg. If something’s unpleasant, they can stop. It’s their practice—they are taught and instructed, but not ordered.”

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