Yoga does not make you gay! Russian prison chief reinstates classes after banning them over fears they would spark ‘uncontrolled sexual arousal and riots’

Inmates at Russian prisons are allowed to practise yoga again after the exercise was banned amid warnings it would turn them gay.

It came after orthodox theologian Alexander Dvorkin wrote that the practice could cause prisoners to have uncontrollable sexual arousal and even lead to rioting.

The paper warned convicts ‘might go on hunger strike in protest’ if inmates serving them were gay.