Alabama Will Now Allow Yoga In Its Public Schools (But Students Can't Say 'Namaste')

  

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Via:  hallux  •  4 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   Bill Chappell - NPR

Alabama Will Now Allow Yoga In Its Public Schools (But Students Can't Say 'Namaste')

Cancel who?


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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill to allow public schools to offer yoga, ending a ban that stood for nearly 30 years. Christian conservatives who back the ban said yoga would open the door for people to be converted to Hinduism.

The new law allows yoga to be offered as an elective, for grades K-12. While it erases a ban that, over the years, some schools had not realized existed, it also imposes restrictions on how yoga should be taught. Students won't be allowed to say "Namaste," for instance. Meditation is not allowed.

"Chanting, mantras, mudras, use of mandalas, induction of hypnotic states, guided imagery, and namaste greetings shall be expressly prohibited,"   the bill states . It also requires English names be used for all poses and exercises. And before any students try a tree pose, they'll need a parent's permission slip.

Alabama adopted its yoga ban in schools in 1993 — one of many fronts in the culture wars in the U.S. And it was a fight to undo the ban: State Rep. Jeremy Gray, a Democrat, first introduced a bill to revoke the yoga taboo more than a year ago. His new bill got final approval on Monday — the last day of the legislative session.


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Hallux
Freshman Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    4 weeks ago

Every culture has its enemies wanting to cancel it ... no one is completely innocent.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    4 weeks ago
Students won't be allowed to say "Namaste"

it's an anti-bullying tactic, since none of the inbred kids will be able to pronounce it correctly...

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
1.1.1  r.t..b...  replied to  devangelical @1.1    4 weeks ago

...nor understand its intent...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2  Ender    4 weeks ago

Oh dear. The kids might not be brainwashed the way we want...

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Ender @2    4 weeks ago

" ... namaste greetings shall be expressly prohibited"

I'm guessing they didn't see the videos of Trump using it.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
PhD Participates
2.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ender @2    4 weeks ago
The kids might not be brainwashed the way we want...

Exactly. They'll still have the Halloween, Christmas and Easter art projects and events, but don't you dare let them say "Namaste" because that would be promoting a religion which isn't allowed in public schools... /s

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
2.2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.2    4 weeks ago

Hey ... Hinduism is a gateway religion to Hedonism.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
2.2.2  Ender  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @2.2    4 weeks ago

Freedom of religion!

Freedom of religion!

Well, not that religion...

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
3  Thrawn 31    4 weeks ago

What?! Don’t they know god is opposed to stretching?!! Lol man, the more Christian a person is the dumber they are.

 
 
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