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Studies attest the fact that meditation enhances performance physiologically and psychologically. It can improve the mental well-being of the prisoners and reduce the impulsiveness among prisoners. Prisoners everywhere survive under tough and frustrating situations that incessantly build up their stress levels. The present research focuses on the exploration of how the prisoners, especially female, benefit from meditation. The studies used in the present research help in establishing how yoga can improve mood, reduce stress and control antisocial behavior in human beings as compared to those who lack meditation sessions in their routine, all the more in women in prison, since women (and men) prisoners need constant emotional and psychological therapies to guard their antisocial instincts in future. This paper traces the positive and encouraging changes in the health of female prisoners in Delhi reported after practicing meditation, yoga and such techniques aiding stress management.

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