Parents Protest Yoga Being Taught in Public Schools

by , 01/20/13
filed under: eco kids, Inhabitots

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Yoga is practiced all over the world because of the health benefits it provides, but can yoga be divorced from its Hindu roots? That’s the question that parents began asking in Encinitas, California when they learned that their children were practicing Ashtanga yoga at school as part of a comprehensive fitness program. Some parents want the yoga program to be optional, so that those with concerns can remove their kids. What do you think, is yoga just another form of exercise, or is there always a spiritual element? Head over to Inhabitots to take our poll.



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