Mon, June 21, 2010
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Finding inner peace in prison through yoga

2010-06-21 03:43:38 GMT2010-06-21 11:43:38 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Inmates do yoga at a prison in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province on June 18, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Inmates do yoga at a prison in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province on June 18, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Inmates do yoga at a prison in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province on June 18, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

The 27 prisoners will take a one-month-long yoga class, which the prison officials believe to be a relaxed but effective reforming method in a hot summer. The prison is the first in China to hold yoga training for inmates. The Chinese characters on their shirts read "inner peace".

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