Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2022

368 Pages

6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190070090

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Freedom Inside?

Yoga and Meditation in the Carceral State

Farah Godrej

  • The first study to explore the political implications of yoga and meditation programs in prisons
  • An ambitious reimagining of the concept of "resistance" that considers people's interior lives as a crucial arena for liberation
  • Draws on the author's volunteer work with organizations offering yoga and meditation between 2016 and 2020, as well as over sixty interviews with both prison volunteers and formerly incarcerated practitioners
  • Develops a novel theory of "spiritual resistance," in collaboration with formerly incarcerated practitioners of yoga and meditation

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