October 28, 2013

Is yoga religious? An Indian court mulls mandatory school exercises

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Private yoga instructor Shailendra Singh (far right) leads a group of young professionals at The Yoga Guru club in Noida in Delhi's suburbs on Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Vishal Arora

Private yoga instructor Shailendra Singh (far right) leads a group of young professionals at The Yoga Guru club in Noida in Delhi's suburbs on Oct. 25, 2013. Photo by Vishal Arora

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(RNS) India’s school policy considers yoga an integral component of physical education. But the court has expressed caution, and is considering arguments that yoga has a religious component.