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Doing a stretch: how yoga is cutting stress in South African prisons

A maximum security jail in Cape Town is one of nine seeing positive results from a mindfulness programme, reports Bhekisisa Raeez Safar sits in a grassy courtyard, his eyes closed as he lifts his hands to his face. The sleeves of his white top fall past his wrists, revealing a small, neat gang tattoo of the number “26”. Safar is one of more than 250 South African prisoners who regularly do yoga.
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