Apr 7, 2015

Yoga does not violate religious rights, holds US court

An appeal court in San Diego has upheld the ruling of the lower court that yoga teaching in schools does not violate the religious rights of pupils or their parents. 

The court has very rightly held that while yoga may have a religious context, yoga – as taught in schools – is ‘devoid of any religious, mystical or spiritual trappings’. 

Parents of two students had, in the lawsuit, claimed that yoga promoted Hinduism and hurt Christianity. 

Thanks to the correct understanding of yoga among the judges, the 3-member court’s ruling is unanimous. 

Apprehensions aside, yoga spreads in the US like nothing else! 

We have seen reports that nearly 20.5 million people practice yoga in the US. Interestingly, Alaska has the highest number of yoga studios though its population is among the lowest.

Through this link, you can visit all posts that we published earlier on yoga and religion.