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Letter: Yoga in schools violates establishment clause


According to an article in the Dec. 17 edition of the Journal Review a local school will promote the use of yoga to reduce stress and anxiety and to regulate emotions. I suspect that most folks are unaware that yoga is a religious practice grounded in ancient Hindu mysticism. When considered in full context the purpose of yoga is to summon Kundalini spiritual energy. Numerous court rulings over the last 40 years have ruled that public schools are not permitted to promote any specific religion or activity. It is well known and established that reading passages from the Bible to enhance character building and emotional health would most definitely violate the establishment clause of the first amendment and so does the practice of yoga.

Mel Vance



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