They use Ashtanga yoga - it's pretty deeply rooted in Hinduism.
While I don't think this California school system is attempting to indoctrinate kids into Hinduism, I do think it's possible and even probable that they're promoting one religion over another.
It seems like you could take the positive or secular components from any particular exercise program and leave behind all that is spiritual. And it seems that if you wanted to have this program in a school, the educators would go out of their way to insure the program was free from any statement of faith. But maybe not, maybe the physical aspects are too tied into the mental to be able to separate them out and still have an effective wellness program using yoga???
At any rate this particular town didn't seem too concerned about secularizing their in-school yoga program. Not only that but the program is being funded by the KP Jois Foundation (KP Jois was the founder of the american Ashtanga style of Yoga)
What do you think...
Should yoga be taught in public schools?
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