A non-so-strange tale of jail yoga

I promised in the last post to keep this one short. So I’ll point you toward Robbie Norris’ latest, which tells a story from off the mat — and thus isn’t caught in some wordy yoga conundrum:

So, since January 5th, I’ve seen a rare thing: a guy gets released from a long jail sentence and is immediately on track, continuing his recovery and rehabilitation with his priorities intact, supported by his foundational daily yoga practice.  Billy rises before the sun every morning for coffee and 10 sun salutations before riding his bike to the west end YMCA for a workout, and then heading to his father’s house — where he just finished putting in a new bathroom from floor to ceiling.  And Billy bikes and buses downtown four to five times a week in freezing temperatures for a full practice at Richmond City Yoga.

Robbie, of course, loses me when he mentions “freezing temperatures.” But you should keep reading. I’d forgotten about the New York Times story.

And despite Robbie’s headline, I don’t think there’s a single thing strange about his story.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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