Since 1993, the Alabama State School Board has banned the practice of yoga. The yoga ban came alongside a prohibition of “hypnosis and meditation,” with right-wing groups pushing hard for the bill, says the Montgomery Advisor. One woman even claimed a relaxation tape her son brought home made him “visibly high.” (Unfortunately, Scary Mommy was unable to locate the tape to verify her claims).
Alabama’s revisiting its yoga ban now, with a bill allowing yoga in K-12 schools again ready to pass its Senate courtesy of state lawmaker Jeremy Gray. The state’s House has already passed a bill overriding the ban by 73 to 25, according to The New York Times. Apparently, Gray told The Washington Post that a lot of House members said they “got a lot of emails about it being part of Hinduism.”
Yoga Ban Associated With Eastern Religions
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