(RNS) — For some of the state's residents, 86% of whom identify as Christian, yoga and other non-Christian practices have long been considered satanic.
(RNS) — Yoga's ubiquity has put Hindu imagery in the mainstream, but until HIndus are seen as equals in the U.S., mocking our faith's images defines us as colonialist caricatures.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) — Focusing on practices and beliefs in everyday life, the initiative looks at religion in the yoga studio, the baseball stadium, the zoo and the dog park.
APEX, N.C. (RNS) — If some of the newer fitness center brands draw millennials with no particular faith, FiA draws people who tend to be more religiously conventional.
(The Conversation) — Yoga and mindfulness could become the fourth 'R' of public education. But up for debate is whether the 'R' in this case stands for relaxation or religion.
(The Conversation) — Today, part of yoga’s appeal is that it continues to be seen as a mystical, ancient tradition. However, the practice of yoga has gone through some profound shifts.
(RNS) A group of scholars is threatening to downgrade, and in many cases remove, the terms India and Hinduism, from California schoolbooks.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) But Ravi Shankar rejects warnings from Indian environmentalists who predict that the event, and the 3.5 million visitors expected, will devastate the area's biodiversity.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) “Our children are not religious guinea pigs and should never be subjected to such misguided religious experimentation,” said Dean Broyles, president of the National Center for Law and Policy.
(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.
(RNS) In his opinion, San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer explained that although yoga is rooted in religion, it has a legitimate secular purpose in the district’s physical education program. He also said the practice, contrary to parents’ complaints, does not advance or inhibit religion.
(RNS) Although experts point to a 1979 federal court case that grappled with the instruction of transcendental meditation in the public schools, no court has ruled on whether it is appropriate to teach yoga in public schools.