Getting inside a prison cell would the worst thing that could ever happen to a person. The first thing that would come into your mind would the horrible inmates, tattoos, slavery from the senior inmates and a lot more. It is place wherein people who committed grave crime are paying their bad deeds. A person would definitely do everything just to keep himself out of that scary place.
However, there are times that you’re not in control of things. You just have to pay your wrong doings behind the bars. For the information of everyone, prison cells have categories or types. They classify the prisoners according to the graveness of their crime. For those who committed murder, homicide and the like are being put inside cells with maximum security. While those who just committed tax related cases are placed inside a medium security facility.
Same thing that happened to the Hollywood star Wesley Snipes. He is currently serving time at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI)—McKean (Pennsylvania, USA) inside a medium security facility housing male inmates. Instead of sleeping the whole day, he decided to maximize his time inside teaching yoga to his co-inmates. It was reported that he requested yoga mats for himself and other inmates.
Having this kind of activity is a good medium to kill boredom inside the prison cell and as well promote healthy living. According to Patanjali, author of the basic text, the Yoga Sutra, yoga is a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
The Hindu statesman Rajan Zed further described it as a “step in the right direction”.