“Yoga not only benefits the individual, but also conserves precious and expensive health resources
for others where and when they are most needed,” said Prince Charles in a Healthcare conference. In his written address at Healthcare Conference he said,”For thousands of years, millions of people have experienced yoga’s ability to improve their lives. The development of therapeutic, evidence-based yoga is an excellent example of how yoga can contribute to health and healing.”
The Hello published a report under the headline-“Has Meghan Markle inspired Prince Charles’ latest hobby?”According to the magazine,”Charles’ passion for yoga has been shared by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, who revealed that she practices the sport regularly, adding that “it’s very good for you as you get older.” However, the Duchess of Sussex is undoubtedly the royal family’s biggest yogi, having grown up with a yoga instructor parent and “started doing mommy-and-me yoga when I was seven.” The Duke and Duchess took part in a yoga class when visiting Australia in 2018, while reports have suggested that the couple’s future residence, Frogmore Cottage, is being renovated to feature a sprung floor private yoga studio.”
The Hello magazine reported that Charles’ passion for the sport was recently demonstrated as the Prince put his money where his mouth is by funding yoga sessions for young offenders. The Prince of Wales’ charity announced the news in January, saying that they hoped the practice would encourage “hope and positivity” behind bars.
A report from Telegraph gives more details about The Prince’s foundation, which distributes funds to the charities closest to the heir to the throne’s heart. It has this year given a grant to a project specifically designed to bring harmony to young offenders through yoga.The Duchess of Cornwall has previously spoken of the benefits of the exercise, practising it herself, while the Duchess of Sussex is a devotee.
The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation’s (PWCF) annual report for 2018 shows that trustees approved up to £5,000 – to the Prison Phoenix Trust, which “encourages prisoners in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath”.
“The project aims to improve young offenders’ wellbeing and restore hope and positivity towards the future, with a view to reducing the likelihood of reoffending.Classes include breath-focused stretches and meditation sensitively tailored to participants’ needs,” adds the report.