Thursday, December 13, 2012
Some parents deride Ashtanga yoga in the schools as 'Hindu indoctrination'
Stories like this pop up from time to time, but it's still surprising to hear that some people are so afraid of other cultures, that they have a knee-jerk reaction. The HuffPo reports that some (Christian) parents are objecting to their kids being taught yoga in school because they are nothing more than "indoctrination" into Hinduism. This is probably partly because the program is funded by the Mysore-based Jois Foundation. As The Confluence Countdown points out, this is happening in Encinitas, CA, which is just about ground zero for Ashtanga in America, what with Tim Miller's Ashtanga Yoga Center and the Jois Yoga Shala, and I'm sure plenty of other yoga.