Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 am (Updated: March 11, 12:02 am)
By CHARLES C. HAYNES
Is yoga secular or religious?
That’s the conundrum at the heart of a new legal battle in Encinitas, Calif. over the teaching of yoga in public schools.
In a lawsuit filed last month, a couple with two children in the Encinitas schools charge that the district is unconstitutionally promoting religion by giving yoga classes twice a week to students during the school day.
School officials insist that the yoga classes are for physical fitness – and have nothing to do with religion or religious indoctrination.
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