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    Lightbulb Yoga not religious, so can be taught in schools: US judge

    San Diego: A California judge refused on Monday to block the teaching of yoga as part of a public school’s physical fitness program, rejecting parents’ claims that the classes were an unconstitutional promotion of Eastern religions.


    Judge John Meyer acknowledged that yoga “at its roots is religious” but added that the modern practice of yoga, despite its origins in Hindu philosophy, is deeply engrained in secular U.S. society and “is a distinctly American cultural phenomenon.”




    He also said the Encinitas Unified School District had developed its own version of yoga that was not religious but distinct and separate from Ashtanga yoga.


    “A reasonable student would not objectively perceive that Encinitas School District yoga does advance or promote religion,” he said.
    While school district officials were pleased by the ruling, the lawyer for the parents said they probably will appeal.
    “If yoga is a religion and has religious aspects, it doesn’t belong in the public schools,” said Dean Broyles, who represents Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, whose two children opted out of yoga for physical education. “There is a consistent anti-Christian bias in these cases and a pro-Eastern or strange religion bias.”


    Encinitas, about 20 miles (32 km) north of San Diego, began a pilot yoga program in one of its nine elementary schools in 2011. About 40 to 45 students – out of the 5,500 in the district – were taken out of the classes by their parents.




    The Sedlocks filed suit against the district in February, arguing that yoga is inherently religious and asking teaching of the classes be banned. The parents claimed that children who opted out of the program faced bullying and teasing.


    Their suit expressed concern that the school district had implemented the program with a $500,000 grant from the Jois Foundation, which promotes Ashtanga yoga.


    School district Superintendent Timothy Baird applauded the ruling, and pointed out that the district had been represented for free by lawyers provided by parents whose kids take yoga in the district.
    “We always want our parents to be happy and we try to work with our parents on everything we do,” Baird said.


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    gr8...good news...t4s

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    In true sense, Yoga is religion.

    What is religion? Its way of Life.

    Yoga is also way of Life and its better than every existing religion.......
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    Yoga is completely a part of Hinduism.. The aasanas come from mudras of Shiva...

    but it just depends on people if they want to adapt it as normal exercise...

    As Roger said it definitely teaches the way of life... so it's a good move to make it a part of school curriculum.
    Last edited by Sush02; 02-07-2013 at 11:42 PM.

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    One up the Arse of these Parents.
    How insecure can one be.. !! Going by that, we must all stop online education, that is unconstitutional promotion of Western technology.

    Idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sush02 View Post
    Yoga is completely a part of Hinduism.. The aasanas come from mudras of Shiva...

    but it just depends on people if they want to adapt it as normal exercise...

    As Roger said it definitely teaches the way of life... so it's a good move to make it a part of school curriculum.
    The term 'Yoga' have different meanings. Liternal meaning is yoga means union, its union of body and mind, some say its union of Atma (Self) with Paramatma (God). Ashtangyoga of Patanjali has eight steps. These steps are a different way of life. Actually this way of life has no conflict with any religion, hence any person following any religion can follow path of Yoga. But once he reaches to the last stage, he will not be 'under control' of his religion. He will be free person, may be that's the reason for opposing Yoga.

    But, for school teaching purpose, I think only Asanas (postures) and Pranayam are taught. These are helpful for body as well as mind. No religion opposes doing physical exercise and breathing exercise.

    Mudras are not taught at basic level.
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    What are those statues behind the mentor?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ek tha kitten. View Post
    What are those statues behind the mentor?


    Are you sure that is an authentic pic of Yoga being taught in School..?
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    The age isn't necessary, anyone can get brain washed to follow any cult or religion.


    Quote Originally Posted by a_decent_1 View Post


    Are you sure that is an authentic pic of Yoga being taught in School..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ek tha kitten. View Post
    The age isn't necessary, anyone can get brain washed to follow any cult or religion.
    I am sorry for asking, but are you a Hindu..?
    If you are, then you would know that unlike Islam or Christianity, you cannot become a Hindu. You are born a Hindu.

    So, trust me, nobody is trying to change the religion of these people.
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