Yoga helps the homeless in Washington

Washington Post D.C. Homeless Men Take Path to Serenity, One Yoga Lesson at a Time:

When they do yoga, after being hunched over in a defensive crouch for years, aching from carrying their worldly possessions in duffels slung over their shoulders, hurting from years of sleeping on pavement, it can be transformative.

“I’m suffering from back pain. Aches, you know, it’s the life,” said Junior Amarzon, 32, who has been living at the St. Elizabeths homeless shelter in Southeast Washington for nine months and is a dedicated yoga student. “Yoga is great for me, for my body.”

Being out on the streets and helpless requires a lot of healing, both physically and mentally.