Health disparities are creating economic burdens for families,
communities and the nation’s health care system. Across the country,
infant mortality and chronic diseases continue to affect people of color
at rates far higher than those for whites.
Practiced in the East for thousands of years, yoga has swept across the
West like a cleansing downpour. It’s everywhere- for good reason. A
regular yoga session provides numerous benefits to the mind and body
including lowering blood pressure, regulating blood sugar, and improving
mental acuity. One of the primary benefits of practice is stress
reduction, which is why juvenile justice centers across America are
instituting yoga programs as a form of rehabilitation.