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Fact or Fiction: School yoga ban lifted in Alabama?

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:08:34-04

(KGTV) - Is Alabama considering lifting its decades-old ban on practicing yoga in public schools?

Yes.

Alabama lawmakers first banned yoga in schools in 1993, calling it "Hindu philosophy" and "religious training."

There is now a bill in the Alabama state legislature to repeal the ban, but with a catch.

If passed, Yoga poses can only be taught with their English names instead of their traditional Sansrkit names.