Yoga banned in Alabama schools
Is it me or is this insane?
AL.com reports that over the weekend, Alabama upheld its decision on banning yoga in all K-12 public schools. Yoga, along with hypnosis, meditation and guided imagery exercises, has been prohibited in the state’s public schools since 1993.
Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said the longstanding ban is “clearly doing a disservice to Alabama’s K-12 public school students. Various public universities of Alabama had been offering yoga in some form to their students and some Alabama churches had also reportedly offered/announced yoga programs,” Zed said. “If yoga was rewarding for the students of Alabama public universities, why Alabama was keeping it away from its K-12 public school students?”
Like I always say... It's 2019, man.
What's next? Are we going to ban music in schools just because it didn't derive from Western Culture? Are we going to ban ink and buttons because they started in India?
It's time for people to make a stand and do what's right.