Yoga-Health or Hinduism?

theguardian:  Amanda Holpuch.

After the yoga classes were introduced, the NCLP released a four-page document listing reasons why it believes the school district is promoting a religious form of the activity. Parents claim Encinitas’s classes are inherently religious, but yoga experts say program is about health.

A group of California parents are campaigning for the withdrawal of schoolyoga classes, believing the activity promotes Hinduism.

In an effort to promote student health, a school district in Encinitas incorporated the yoga classes into its wellness curriculum this week. But a vocal minority of parents, spurred on by an evangelical Christian group, are calling for the program to be dropped.

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